The Healthy Rivers and Streams Fund Program was authorized by Pitkin County voters in November 2008. The program is funded by a 0.1 sales tax (that equals 10 cents of every $100 purchase made within Pitkin County). View the voter approved tax measure here.
The tax measure outlined the following objectives for the Healthy Rivers board:
Pitkin County Healthy Rivers aspires to be a leader in protecting, defending and enhancing rivers and streams, through collaboration on watershed wide opportunities, solutions and education on water issues.
The seven member Healthy Rivers Citizen Advisory Board is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin County to assist in administering the Healthy Rivers Fund. Each volunteer board member resides in the Roaring Fork Watershed. Members are appointed to 4 year terms.