Earth Law Center partners with Boulder Rights of Nature (BRON) and other local partners to establish the Boulder Creek Watershed as a legal entity possessing rights. Although ecologically and culturally important to the region, Boulder Creek faces many water quality and flow challenges.
The campaign seeks to establish legal rights: to flow, to be free from pollution, and to restoration, amongst others. The watershed would also have one or more legal guardians that enforce its rights and interests.
BRON is a leading advocate for nature’s rights in Boulder County. While successfully advocating for stronger environmental policies in Boulder County, BRON also launched a successful documentary series and host regular talks on local rights of nature issues. Earth Law Center is a member of BRON.
Middle Boulder Creek. Photo by Laura Scudder @Creative Commons