Colorado Watershed Protection Fund

Tax Checkoff Protects Colorado's Water

For the second year, the Colorado Watershed Protection Fund provides a simple way for you to contribute to your local watershed protection efforts. Donating to the Fund is simple - designate a portion of your income tax refund on this year's state individual tax forms as a part of Colorado's tax checkoff program. This provides a simple way for you to contribute to the work done by your local watershed group on the conservation of our local watersheds, rivers and streams.

People concerned about the drought and the increasing pressure on our water resources can now check "Line 38" on their tax forms to donate part of their tax refund to assist in the restoration and the protection of Colorado's lands and natural resources. The money raised will be distributed to local watershed protection groups through a competitive grant program.

This funding can be used on local projects such as water quality monitoring, implementation of watershed best management practices, riparian, streambank and habitat restoration efforts and community outreach efforts to ensure the education, involvement and support of the local community.

By checking line 38 on your tax forms you can easily and effectively give back to your community and make a difference in protecting Colorado's most precious and limited resources.

You can learn more about the Colorado Watershed Protection Fund at