Conejos Clean Water

A nonprofit organization

We need YOU to help us continue standing strong for environmental, social, economic, and food justice issues in the Conejos Land Grand Region of southern Colorado!


"CCW is not shy when it comes to championing initiatives that are best for the community and its youth. CCW takes the time to listen and address issues to ensure things work for all the residents that call the valley home. Thanks CCW!!! #CCWdoesWrk"

"We all know water is the very essence of life - and we also know that without vigilant advocates our right to clean water and a healthy environment can easily be taken away. Conejos Clean Water plays an absolutely essential role in protecting an important resource for all of us."

"This is a wonderful organization that I have donated to based off of their ideals and work to involve community members of all ages. The community garden is a way to involve youth in education outdoors and with hands-on learning. This is something that anyone can get behind!"


The mission of Conejos Clean Water is to build public awareness and encourage advocacy and education around environmental, social, economic, and food justice issues in the Conejos Land Grant Region.

Background Statement

Beginning in 2010, Conejos Clean Water (CCW) incorporated in order to promote awareness around health and Environmental Justice issues that affect residents in Conejos County, as a vehicle for protecting public health, and to responsibly manage natural resources.

CCW's efforts in July 2010, focused primarily on the radioactive, hazardous and toxic waste campaign proposed at the transfer site south of the Town of Antonito. Community forums were sponsored by CCW including discussions led by Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS), Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE) and Think Outside the Bomb with residents of Conejos County. A countywide canvass to educate and build awareness via door-to-door discussions was initiated, concurrently building membership within CCW to over 400 general members.

During 2012 and 2013, CCW participated in Renewable Energy Planning, proposed the Community Solar Garden idea to the Town of Antonito, participated in Brownfields planning, executed the Health Environment Launch Project (HELP) utilizing funds from the USEPA Environmental Justice Small Grant Program, presented across the State of Colorado on Environmental Justice issues, and facilitated transmission discussions impacting Conejos County.

In more recent years, we have focused on organizing community forums and bringing people together around proposed Solar Energy Zones, hydraulic fracturing, illegal dumping, recycling and school/community gardens.

Organization Data


Organization name

Conejos Clean Water

other names

Conejos Clean Water, CCW, Conejos County Clean Water, Inc., CCCW

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Medium Organization


515 River Street Building ONC
Antonito, CO 81120


P.O. Box 153
Antonito, CO 81120

Service areas

Conejos County, CO, US



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