New Era for the Coalition

Flood recovery projects implemented by the Saint Vrain Creek Coalition (SVCC) have come to a successful close, and we invite you to check out the revitalized river corridors in Apple Valley north of Lyons, and the McConnell area to the south. These projects totaled more than $4.5 million and provide lasting flood resiliency and long-term benefits to the community and natural environment. As the Coalition transitions from flood recovery projects to focus more on watershed health and sustainability, we are also transitioning our Board and Staff. Watershed Coordinator Erika Shioya will be leaving at the end of June 2018, and we currently have four Board seats open to community members interested in watershed health and river restoration.  

The Saint Vrain Creek Coalition’s mission is to implement the Saint Vrain Creek Master Plan and pursue recovery from flood impacts, resiliency to natural hazards, and protection of the natural character and multiple uses of the Saint Vrain watershed, through broad stakeholder engagement and collaboration. This mission is as relevant today as it was when the Coalition was formed following the significant flood event in 2013.  If you are interested in the health of the Saint Vrain Creek as a community asset and would like to become more involved, please contact us directly or go to

To contact the Coalition, reach out to Board Member Ken Huson at, or 303-774-4514.