Nonprofit Spotlight: Grand County Water Information Network
November 13, 2014
Grand County Water Information Network, or GCWIN, was incorporated in 2004. Today the organization is composed of 21 different entities from both the East and West slopes involved in water programs in Grand County. Our mission is to coordinate, manage and consolidate the water quality monitoring, information and educational programs in Grand County using a watershed approach. Our key objectives are:
1. Implement a monitoring program that is watershed-based, and scientifically sound.
2. Work collaboratively to collect and manage water quality data from other entities.
3. Maintain a comprehensive water quality database that is accurate, trusted and available to the public.
4. 5. Create and implement educational activities to engage and encourage students to pursue STEM careers.
One of our most rewarding accomplishments is seeing an increase in students who are graduating from Grand County high schools with an interest in careers in science. We are currently transitioning from our current Executive Director, Jane Tollett, to Ryan Lokteff, who will take over effective Jan. 1, 2015.