RiversEdge West

A nonprofit organization

$8,147 raised by 60 donors

81% complete

$10,000 Goal

RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition) is a non-profit based in Grand Junction that is a leader in collaborative river restoration.  

We are passionate about restoring riverside habitat through on-the-ground coordination and leading vital restoration partnerships that span jurisdictional boundaries. Our commitment extends to inspiring the next generation with our free, immersive river education program, where students connect with the beauty and complexity of rivers and water in the West. Additionally, we engage a dedicated community of volunteers to steward restoration sites, emphasizing the interconnectedness of riverside habitat and healthy communities. 

Your support empowers us to continue our mission, protecting the ecological integrity of riverside lands, and promoting the economic, social, and cultural well-being of the communities we serve. 

Join us in our journey to revive rivers and nurture the stewards of tomorrow!


RiversEdge West restores riparian ecosystems through education, collaboration, and technical assistance.

Background Statement

RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition) was founded in 1999. RiversEdge West focuses on riparian (riverside) forest and floodplain health in the American West to address impacts from invasive riparian plants such as Russian olive and tamarisk, challenges associated with climate change and habitat fragmentation, and stressors that may result in diminished biodiversity and ecosystem services.

As a leader in collaborative river restoration efforts, our success comes by connecting a diverse set of stakeholders and utilizing decades of experience to foster long-lasting relationships. In turn, this leads to successful and sustainable partnerships and restoration outcomes across boundaries.

Providing support and technical assistance to partner organizations is a top priority for REW. Whether it is providing feedback on restoration techniques in the field, securing funding for projects, or leading public outreach and awareness events, we work to ensure restoration efforts are successful, supported, and sustainable.

Additionally, RiversEdge West excels in educating the community, including younger generations. By providing clear and concise information on managing invasive riparian plants and reestablishing native plant communities, REW is creating long-lasting river stewardship for generations to come.

Organization Data


Organization name

RiversEdge West

other names

RiversEdge West, REW, Tamarisk Coalition

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Medium Organization


PO Box 1907
Grand Junction, CO 81502


1401 North 1st Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Service areas

Mesa County, CO, US



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