Purgatoire Watershed Community Enhancement & Sustainability Program

Community Enhancement Programs across the US seek to benefit communities in a variety of ways such as:

  • increasing employment and economic opportunities
  • protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat and recreational areas for public enjoyment
  • improving public safety
  • enhancing neighborhood appearance or cleanliness
  • providing support for local business viability and sustainability
  • providing programs and training opportunities to benefit youth and adults
  • improving neighborhood livability

The Purgatoire Watershed Partnership is working to support community enhancement and sustainability through a variety of efforts, including:

  • providing skills training for adults to improve employment and economic opportunities
  • conducting restoration and recreational enhancement efforts along the Purgatoire River and Trinidad Riverwalk to:
    • improve wildlife habitat and river health
    • improve public safety
    • increase recreational opportunities for locals
    • increase community economic sustainability through recreational tourism development
  • improving neighborhood and river appearance, cleanliness, and livability through monthly and annual river cleanup events and the ‘Why Trash the River?’ and ‘Adopt-A-Reach’ Programs in Trinidad
  • supporting business viability and sustainability by partnering with local businesses on community events and working to enhance community offerings (recreational, cultural, educational, entertainment) that make our towns more vibrant and desirable, and encourage more people to live and play in our watershed and support local businesses
  • encouraging long-time residents and newcomers of all ages to come out and participate directly in these efforts to enhance their community and watershed, while also making new friends, having fun, and usually eating free food and drinks along the way!

Learn more about our efforts to support community enhancement and sustainability!

  • Purgatoire Watershed Outdoor Stewardship Program
  • Purgatoire Watershed Youth & Adult Education and Skills Training Program
  • Purgatoire River Art Program
  • Purgatoire Watershed Wild & Scenic Outdoor Film Festival
  • Why Trash the River? Program
  • Adopt-A-Reach Program
  • Current Projects

And come help support our community and local businesses by participating in one of our upcoming community events!