SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2016: 8th Annual Arkansas River Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership (ARKWIPP) workshop, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (MDT), Pueblo, CO. Even under the best conditions, there are often challenges that arise when restoring Russian olive and tamarisk-infested sites. Join them to learn more about how to address these challenges and maximize your restoration success. A host of speakers from the restoration community will be on hand to discuss the latest tools and methods for addressing common challenges and teach a variety of restoration skills. The workshop will be held in the classroom in the morning, and then will head out to the field in the afternoon to tour and discuss restoration efforts and lessons learned on a local field site. For more information, go to www. Tamariskcoalition.
SEPTEMBER 14th, 2016: Center for Watershed Protection Webcast 4: Incentivizing BMP Installation in Communities with Stormwater Utilities from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Eastern time. Many communities have elected to create stormwater utilities as a way to fund programs to install and maintain treatment practices. This works well for public properties and new development and redevelopment sites where compliance may be required. But how do we get private property owners to install practices on residential lots and at already-developed commercial or institutional properties? This webcast will look at how communities have addressed the need to have homeowners participate in stormwater management and some incentive and financial methods used to encourage the use of small scale on-lot green infrastructure practices to reduce runoff and pollutant loading. To register click HERE.
SEPTEMBER 14th, 2016: Urban Waters Learning Network and River Network webinar, “Sewage Pollution as a Catalyst for Integrated Water Management – Creating Multiple Benefits for Your Community and River.” Over the course of the coming months, they'll explore how communities have used an IWM approach to address issues of water quality and CSOs, water supply and scarcity, localized flooding and drinking water protection. This webinar will take place from 2:00 pm Eastern - 3:30 pm Eastern time. For more information click HERE.
SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2016: Water Festival Coordinator Workshop, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Pueblo. The morning will be spent learning from experienced water festival coordinators some of the best practices and innovative methods for planning, logistics, executing, and evaluating the effectiveness of a water festival. Plenty of time will be structured for networking and sharing. Bring your innovative water festival activity or tool to share in the afternoon. Also, learn a few new stormwater activities from Earth Force and Denver Public Works' KIC-NET program and how to implement the Colorado Geographic Alliance's new 16'x20' Colorado state map into your water festival. Continuing education credit certificates available for educators. For more information and to register go to, www.yourwatercolorado.org.