“Going out and volunteering sounds simple, but many people don’t volunteer because they don’t know where to start.”


Founded in 2015, we are a collaborative including over 40 participating organizations.

Join the conversation

We welcome your questions, observations, and concerns. Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you informed of upcoming events and opportunities to be part of proactive solutions.

invest where you live

A fire adapted community is “A human community consisting of informed and prepared citizens collaboratively planning and taking action to safely coexist with wildland fire.” Donate to help create a safer Dolores Watershed.

make a difference

Use this link to log the hours you spend volunteering and making the Dolores Watershed more resilient.

Learn More

Our forest and rivers store and filter our water supply. The Dolores basin has overcrowded forests which impact the water cycle in the forest and leave it susceptible to uncharacteristically severe wildfires and insect and disease outbreaks that can threaten our water supplies and way of life.

5 great reasons

to volunteer

Stay Engaged

Engage with your community on critical issues that impact your forest, rivers, drinking water and more…

Stay Informed

Keep yourself informed of the latest activities going on in your watershed. Knowledge is power.

Stay Connected

Volunteering helps you stay connected, increases your networks and personal confidence, and creates a meaningful life experience.

Make a Difference

DWRF has many activities that are critical to creating a healthy watershed and a resilient forest. See how you can make a difference, find your role in this important work.

Have Fun!

Enjoy spending time outside, meeting people, and increasing your overall personal satisfaction.