March 28, 2013: Four River Watchers and one community volunteer from URS Engineering planted native and local ecotype grasses near the Colorado River in an area with a lot of erosion. Students hope the grasses will hold the soil together, slow flood waters and filter any runoff water to leave our environment cleaner and healthier. As the grasses become established, their roots will help rain water to infiltrate into the soil. That water will then come out as seeps and springs that will help the river have base flow all the time, not just runoff water when it rains. River Watchers are looking for more opportunities to help heal the hydrological cycle in our community.