Help Sand Wash Basin Move Forward

$35,795 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 528 people in 4 months
Created June 5, 2018
Thanks to your generous donations Wild Horse Warriors has been able to supply thousands of gallons of water to the wild horses in Sand Wash Basin.

As we move into our fall weather pattern we are FINALLY seeing some signs that we may actually get some rain and be able to slow down or discontinue hauling water to our Wild Horses.

The pumps at both Lake Draw and Sheepherders will be shut off soon to prevent them from freezing this winter.

 Wild Horse Warriors will not stop hauling water until we  get enough water in the ponds for the winter,  or snow on the ground. We will continue to monitor the Wild Horses all winter and work with the Little Snake River Field Office to make sure they have water through the winter.

Now it is time to look forward and return to our plans for the fence on 318.  This year due to the drought we have seen  more wild horses on highway 318, more often than ever before. Highway 318 runs through the southern boundary of the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area.  The south side of 318 is fenced, we would like to see the north side also fenced. Fencing the north side would prevent access to 318 for the wild horses.
 It would help prevent the loss of a human life and the loss of more of our wild horses from vehicle /  wild horse accidents.

Donations received after Oct 1, 2018 will be used either to continue hauling water,  improvements to water sources, wild horse warning signage, or fencing projects. 
Below you will see a summary of how your donations helped. 

We started hauling water July 5th. Since then the amount of water we are hauling increased almost daily.  At first we were able to keep up with the demand by having volunteers haul water.  Now we have a water hauling company, Bethell, hauling, at least, 3400 gallons a day.
We brought in a large storage container for the water that holds 15,000 gallons of water. It has allowed us to fill the two 625 gallons tanks that are on a trailer, without going to Maybell. It has allowed us to deliver water on demand to our wild horses in-between the water companies trips.
Each day we delivered water cost over 400.00.
With the call  placed on the Yampa River the location that we were buying water was not able to continue supplying us with water. Bethell was able to locate another water source, but it is costing us more in travel time and the water is more expensive. 
With the cooler weather and a few rain showers we are now hauling water every other day.

Follow our progress on Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin's Facebook page.

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If you would like to send a check please make it payable to
The Community Foundation of Northwest of Colorado
PO Box 653,
Craig CO 81626
(The Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado is our fiscal agent.)

 Please add Wild Horse Warrior in the memo box.  

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Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin
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In less than an hour over 50 wild horses came into Ranger Pond to drink.
Right now it is costing us $3500.00 per week to haul water to our wild horses in Sand Wash Basin.
Without your donations we could not be doing this.
Thank you
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Because of your wonderful support and donations, and Bethell Trucking donating the rental of this 15,000 gallon water storage tank, our wild horses should never be without water.

Bethell is still delivering water everyday at a rate averaging 400 per day. Last week we experienced a rapid increase in water usage and if Bethell had not been available to do an emergency delivery the wild horses would have been a day without water in their tanks.

To avoid this every happening again Bethell suggested they bring us this monster tank to the basin. We will keep it full, and we will do most of the weekend deliveries from this tank, that should save us several hundred dollars over the course of the water hauling.
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Today we are buying a new 1400 gallon tank and having it delivered to Lake Draw for use during the reconstruction of the spring.
We have purchased 9 tanks prior to this purchase.
Thank you for your generous donations. We could not have done this without them.
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Randy, an employee of Bethell, filling Two Bar Springs. Right now Bethell is hauling 3600 gallons three times a week and volunteers are topping off the tanks in between.
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$35,795 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 528 people in 4 months
Created June 5, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado
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Craig, CO
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