Phosphorus-Free Lawn Fertilizer Initiative
In 2022, the CCBWQA joined around 25 other entities in the Phosphorus-Free Lawn Fertilizer Initiative through Colorado WaterWise #LiveLikeYouLoveIt. The goal of the program is to keep phosphorus from getting into our lakes and streams by fertilizing lawns without phosphorus.
How we implement public education
Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners
CCBWQA is responsible for developing and implementing a public information and education program, which it fulfills by partially funding and utilizing the service of the Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners (Partners).
In addition to providing tours and events that remind watershed residents of their ability to reduce pollution from sources that could be mobilized during storm events, the Partners promote awareness of the value and function of the many pollution abatement projects that have been constructed in the Cherry Creek Basin with funding from the CCBWQA and their valuable partners: Mile High Flood District, Arapahoe and Douglas County Open Space Programs, the Cities and Towns of Aurora, Castle Rock, Centennial, Denver, Lone Tree, Parker, Parker Jordan Metropolitan District, Colorado State Parks and Great Outdoors Colorado.
The 2022 Cherry Creek Watershed Conference was held in September 2022, including presentations in the morning at SEMSWA and an afternoon tour of several projects in the watershed and Cherry Creek State Park.
More information about the educational activities can be found in the links below.