After the 500-year flood of 2013 many watersheds throughout Front Range Colorado were decimated, one such watershed that was hit especially hard was Fish Creek. Now, two years since the flood, efforts are being made by local restoration entities to restore the creek to its former health. Estes Park Environmental Center the help of the Estes Park High School Environmental Science class is monitoring the recovery process. Estes Park Environmental Center has trained the students to conduct a variety of research monitoring protocols in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from vegetation sampling to repeat photography to water health monitoring. The protocols are then applied in the Fish Creek Corridor. Through their direct involvement in the restoration process, students adopt an ownership for the well being of their local environment and become environmental stewards who will be able to provide real data that can be used to monitor the long-term health of the area for years to come.