APRIL 4th, 2017: National Watershed & Stormwater Conference, Online and Remote Hub Locations. Mark your calendar for the second year of this unique conference. This conference is designed to allow both in-person discussion at multiple locations and online attendance. Participants can learn about local and national stormwater and watershed issues while networking at their preferred attendance location. Major conference topics may include: IDDE, Public Education, National Certification, Monitoring, Drinking Water and Stream Restoration. Learn about exciting research, case studies, innovative technology, and special regional considerations from experts around the country. Registration and sponsorship at CWP.org.
APRIL 11th, 2017: 2017 Front Range Open Space Research Symposium will be held from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, at Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) in Boulder. The symposium will be co-sponsored by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Jefferson County Open Space, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, and INSTAAR Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. The schedule will involve 12 talks on open space management related research topics from recent grant recipients from all three agencies. Please visit their WEBPAGE to learn more, see the list of speakers, and link to the online registration. Register by March 28th to insure your spot, free lunch and free parking.
APRIL 12th, 2017: The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting will be in Golden, Colorado at the American Mountaineering Center. The meeting is expected to bring together over 150 researchers, students, government scientists, private sector consultants, and other wetland practitioners. It will cultivate scientific exchanges between diverse groups of professionals involved in wetland stewardship around the region. A draft agenda and other details of the meeting will be available soon. You can also visit their website for updates at www.sws.org/rocky-mountain-chapter.
The One World One Water Center is participating in a variety of events in the next few months. Here is a brief highlight of some of the events:
APRIL 12th, 2017: CEMS Presents NOVA: Power Surge: Buy Tickets
APRIL 13th, 2017: Water Resources Networking Night: More Details
APRIL 21st, 2017: Undergraduate Research Conference
APRIL 28th, 2017: Spectacular Vernacular
APRIL 18, 2017 At 11 a.m. , join the Alliance for Water Efficiencyfor "Accessing the Power off the Cloud to Drive Outdoor Water Savings," the latest installment of their Innovations in Efficiency webinar series.This FREE webinar will provide an introduction to recent advancements to irrigation control technologies. Find out how to leverage the power of the cloud to make outdoor water use more efficient. CLICK HERE to register.
APRIL 19th - 21st, 2017: The Colorado Wildland Fire Conference will take place at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, CO. This year’s conference will expand on the Fire Adapted Communities concept, providing the framework for moving from awareness to action, messaging to mitigation, and words to work. This conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise about reducing communities’ vulnerability to wildfire, www.wildfire-colorado.com.
APRIL 22ND, 2017: The Greenway Foundation will be hosting the Publication Printers Family RiverSweep . Join them at 9:00 am at City of Cuernavaca Park, volunteer for an hour, and then participate in fun activities with their SPREE Staff until 12:00 pm. This is a free event, but prior registration is required. Click HERE to learn more about the event.
APRIL 25, 2017: Water 2.0 will be having a Digitally Connecting the Water Industry Conference. The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA. $250 registration Click here to register online.
APRIL 26th - 27th, 2017, Arkansas River Basin Water Forum in Colorado Springs. For 22 years, the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum has served as a conduit for information about water issues and education. Through the Forum a broader understanding of water issues has evolved along with the opportunity to find common ground. For more information click ARBWF.org
MAY 3rd, 2017: Future of the Thompson: A Watershed Moment, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, 220 Water Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513. The purpose of this event is to explore major watershed challenges and opportunities over the next 20 years, as seen by the various sectors who benefit from a healthy watershed, and assess whether there is interest in investing in a collaborative watershed management plan or effort for the Thompson River drainage area. For more information and registration click HERE.
MAY 17th, 2017: Denver Metro Water Festival, Denver, CO, this half-day event for sixth grade students in the Denver Water service area is designed to complement their science unit on water by offering engaging, hands-on water-related lessons and activities that expose students to the many ways water plays a role in our lives and the world around us. This annual festival offers an opportunity for individuals and organizations throughout the state to participate through presentations, volunteerism and sponsorships. For more information, click here.
Mountain Park Environmental Center (MPEC) Summer Camps provide children with days filled with Nature fun and life-long memories. They have several new camps planned for this summer. Transportation from Pueblo is included in MPEC camps, and they have a scholarship program that can help those who need financial assistance. Camp descriptions, prices, and other details can be found BY CLICKING HERE, including applying for a scholarship and registering. Please do not wait to register, as many camps fill up.
JUNE 12th - 16th, 2017: Cubs Camp (Entering K-1st Grade)
JUNE 19th - 23rd, 2017: Nature Explorers (Entering 2nd-3rd Grade)
JUNE 20th - 22nd, 2017: Mission Wolf (Entering 6th-8th Grade)
June 26th - 30th, 2017: Intrepid Adventurers (Entering 4th-5th Grade)
JUNE 27th - 29th, 2017: NEW Water and Rock Camp (Entering 6th-8th Grade)
JUNE 13th - 15th, 2017: Changing Lands, Changing Hands Conference at the DoubleTree Stapleton North, Denver, CO. A National Conference on Farm and Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer. Land access, agricultural land tenure and farm succession are priority challenges for US agriculture. USDA and groups across the country are addressing these issues with research, policies, programming and professional development. In cooperation with USDA, Land For Good will host Changing Lands, Changing Hands, a national conference on these topics. More information and registration can be found at landforgood.org.
JUNE 14th, 2017: Save the Date, for the 9th Annual RiverBank fundraiser from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Join them for a beautiful evening in support of Colorado's rivers. Activities will include a silent auction with river trips, stay-cation packages, outdoor gear, and many other exciting items to bid on along with a presentation of The David Getches Flowing Waters Award. Click HERE for more details.
OCTOBER 10-12, 2017:2017 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference at the Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO invites you to submit ideas for presentations at the 12th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. This highly popular event expands cooperation and collaboration throughout our state for natural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement by informing citizen groups, agencies, consultants, and legislators about current issues and through networking opportunities. In 2017, the conference will focus on “Coming Together – the Confluence of Science and Society.” The following sub-themes will be featured this year:
- Non-traditional partnerships to share resources and improve stream health.
- Reaching the right people; how outreach and education has affected water project implementation.
- Using data to tell stories that bridge divides, make compelling cases for restoration, and create catalysts for
decision making and forward momentum.
- Innovative agricultural and range management practices and partnerships to promote soil and stream health.
- Balancing watershed health and resource development in mining and energy.
- Disaster recovery projects: adapting to a changing environment and engaging stakeholders in the ecology of their
- Use of innovative or under-used techniques to address watershed and stream health challenges.
Call for papers submission by Monday April 10, 2017. You can submit via http://www.coloradowater.org/submit-your-paper.