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Indian Wash

RiversEdge West partnered with the City of Grand Junction to implement restoration at Indian Wash, one of two natural drainage areas that cuts through the eastern portion of Matchett Park, creating a spectacular opportunity for interaction with the area in the form of walking, biking, and hiking as well as opportunities for outdoor environmental education.
The City received funding from Great Outdoors Colorado/Colorado Youth Corps Association to support two-weeks of chainsaw work by the Western Colorado Conservation Corps at the site. A private contractor was also employed by the City to assist with removal efforts. In early 2015, nearly half of the wash was cleared of invasive plants that were nearly blocking the view, and access to, the constant water that runs through the drainage area. Funding from the Colorado Water Conservation Board enabled clearing and restoration of the remainder of the site in 2016. 


Before tamarisk removal                                                                                                       After tamarisk removal, note willows in foreground 

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.