Left Hand Watershed Center

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General Information

Official Name
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group​​​​​​​
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Left Hand Watershed Center
Date Established
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6800 Nimbus Road
Longmont, CO 80501
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6800 Nimbus Road
Longmont, CO 80501
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Left Hand Watershed Center is to assess, protect, and restore Left Hand Watershed and serve as a resource for other watersheds using a collaborative, science based approach.

Organization History

Established in 2005, we have strong roots in our community and we are led by a diverse board of enthusiastic stakeholders. We value science and community, and embrace these values to implement on-the-ground projects. While we maintain our roots in Left Hand Creek Watershed, we strive to apply our locally-developed tools regionally for the benefit of all Front Range watersheds and communities.

Now, four years' post-expansion, our board has decided to grow again, using our successful management system and business model to have a greater impact regionally. Today, we continue to maintain our roots in Left Hand Creek Watershed, while also applying our locally developed tools regionally for the benefit of all Front Range watersheds and communities.


"We feel that Watershed Center has done a good job bringing the appropriate stakeholders to the table. Completion of this project is vital to our community moving towards long term stream restoration recovery from the September 2013 flood." -- Mark Schueneman, President, Lower Lefthand Creek Flood Recovery, Inc.

"The enhanced creek corridor contributes to the natural landscape atmosphere highly valued by the community." -- Tara Schoedinger, Mayor of Jamestown

"The (Left Hand Water) District's Board of Directors has been impressed with the way that this organization has met the challenge in implementing necessary projects identified in the Left Hand Creek Master Plan (AMEC, 2014)" -- Chris Smith, General Manager, Left Hand Water District

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