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Welcome! To the Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir Watershed Association (BMW).
The BMW watershed is the area of land that drains into Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir. It starts at Cherry Creek, Chatfield and Bear Creek dams and goes through the Denver Metro area where some of the water in the S. Platte River is diverted to Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir.
BMW fun facts:
Our mission is to keep the water clean in Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir. To do that, we’ve begun a campaign to encourage everyone to use Phosphorus Free Lawn Fertilizers. In our watershed, the soils are naturally high in Phosphorus, so, with only a few exceptions, we don’t need it in our lawn fertilizers. Excess Phosphorus, running off lawns can cause algal blooms, the green plants that grow in water and, when there’s too many, can make our water unhealthy. Learn more about what you can do.
Join the coalition to fight the algae monster by clicking here (hyperlink to www.lovecoloradowater.org) to learn what you can do. Click here to access files and materials about the campaign.
Lawn Fertilizer fun facts:
Fun phosphorus facts:
Click here or on the logo above to access the messaging and marketing materials for the H2Only campaign.
The Barr-Lake and Milton Reservoir Watershed Association (BMW) appreciates your interest in our watershed. Contact us if you have any questions. If you’d like to participate in one of our events or see how we monitor water quality, check our Calendar and check our Outreach page. Thank you again for your interest.
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