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Protecting the Left Hand watershed


The Left Hand Watershed starts in the mountains west of Boulder and runs through Jamestown, Niwot and Longmont before joining the St. Vrain Creek.

After floods ravaged Boulder County in 2013, the Left Hand Watershed Center (formerly the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group) spearheaded efforts to rebuild its namesake waterway with a series of long-term restoration projects designed and implemented using a science-based approach. Now the 76-square mile system is on its way to a healthier and more resilient future, and the center is hoping to foster a “stewardship ethic” among neighboring communities and the public at large.

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