Conferences and Events Early December

Ridgway Reservoir. Ridgway Reservoir in Ridgway State Park near Ouray. Elk, bobcat, mountain lion, coyote, yellow-bellied marmot, red fox and cottontail rabbit are a few of the mammal wildlife species. More than 140 species of migratory and resident birds have been identified in the park. In the area, Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, Kokanee salmon, and the occassional yellow perch. Division of Wildlife. Jennifer Kleffner, Colorado Divison of Wildlife.

Ridgway Reservoir. Ridgway Reservoir in Ridgway State Park near Ouray. Elk, bobcat, mountain lion, coyote, yellow-bellied marmot, red fox and cottontail rabbit are a few of the mammal wildlife species. More than 140 species of migratory and resident birds have been identified in the park. In the area, Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, Kokanee salmon, and the occassional yellow perch. Division of Wildlife. Jennifer Kleffner, Colorado Divison of Wildlife.

DECEMBER 5th, 2017: The Colorado Ag Water Alliance Summit will be in Loveland at The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds – and brings together agricultural leaders from across the state, water professionals, elected officials, and decision makers to discuss agricultural water issues.  With this event comes the desire to continue the discussion of pertinent water issues, but also want to make this event an opportunity to tell the story of “Water and Agriculture” for people unfamiliar with the role of agriculture in Colorado. More information can be found HERE, or to directly register, click HERE.

DECEMBER 6th, 2017: StormCon is the leading conference and expo for stormwater professionals. No other conference in the world offers you this chance to interact with such a highly representative, influential group of professionals who are passionate like you about water-quality issues. You are invited to submit an abstract that will be the basis for a presentation at the conference program. If your abstract is accepted, your presentation will be 30 minutes long, including a question and answer period. Your paper must match the title and description in your abstract. Abstract deadline is December 6th, and final papers would be due May 9th, 2018. For more information click HERE.

DECEMBER 12th, 2017: You are invited to Conservation and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southwestern United States, a webinar sponsored by the US Forest Service. This webinar covers material provided in Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southwestern United States by Larry Jones, Ken Halama, and Rob Lovich (Eds.). This book was published in August 2016 and is available on Amazon. Click HERE to register.

DECEMBER 14th, 2017: Join Mountain Studies Institute from 4:30 - 6:30 in Durango to celebrate 15 years of research and education in the San Juan Mountains as a way of appreciating community support while restoring alpine wetlands, monitoring forests and high-alpine species, celebrating, and providing financial support.  Please RSVP by December 12th HERE.

FEBRUARY 2nd, 2018: Poudre River Forum: The Poudre Runs Through It. Registration includes the full day's program, as well as breakfast, lunch, and a social hour with opportunities to win Poudre prizes. THIS YEAR'S TOPICS INCLUDE but are not limited to: As the Poudre Flows—a set of provocative, dialogue-stimulating “lightening talks” from a range of speakers with contrasting views about what can improve and what can damage Poudre flows; Can we Grow Water Smart?—late breaking alternative scenarios from the evolving Colorado Water Plan, and regional insights on integration of land use planning with water supply planning; How are Poudre Farmers Improving Water Quality through Air Quality Monitoring? Click HERE to learn more and register.

SPREE Holiday Camps 2017-2018

SPREE will be hosting several day camps during the 2017- 2018 academic calendar on days that Denver Public Schools are closed.These unique and educational programs are for children who are in kindergarten (must be at least 6 years old) through 5th grade. All holiday camps will be held at Johnson Habitat Park, 610 S. Jason St. Denver CO, 80223; from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Cost for this program is $50/child/day.

January 15, 2018: Something Fishy!
Join SPREE as we learn about the fish in the South Platte River and the many amazing adaptations they have.

February 2, 2018: Raptors of the River
Investigate the birds of prey that live along the South Platte River.

To view specific dates/themes and to register, please visit the SPREE website!

FEBRUARY 6th-8th, 2018: Riparian Restoration Conference at the CMU University Center, Grand Junction, CO. This conference is organized by the Tamarisk Coalition and hosted by the Hutchins Water Center. Along with taking in the breathtaking red rock scenery and outdoor adventure that Grand Junction has to offer, you'll network with your peers and learn about the latest advancements in riparian restoration, ranging from local to regional initiatives as highlighted in case studies and success stories addressing the challenges of restoration, funding, planning, monitoring, and implementation. Novel tools, techniques, and research will be also be discussed. More information and registration can be found HERE.

MARCH 2nd - 3rd, 2017: 2018 Advancing Environmental Education Conference, "emPowered by Nature", Auraria Campus,Denver, CO. Colorado’s Advancing Environmental Education Conference is annually hosted by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), a statewide leader in environmental education since 1989. CAEE facilitates communication, coordination, resource sharing and professional development to advance environmental education among over 850 members across the state among various sectors.  Information about the Conference Event.

APRIL 18th, 2018: The Center for Watershed Protection is hosting the 2018 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference, which is designed for water management from all sectors, practitioners, regulators, and water and sewer authorities, and will present case studies and best practices as well as address cross cutting issues and emerging trends. This will take place online and at remote hub locations. Registration begins soon. Questions can be answered by emailing: center@cwp.org, or calling 410-461-8323. For more on the Center for Watershed Protection, click HERE.