APRIL 3rd - 4th, 2017: National Stormwater Center Certified Stormwater Inspector Training-Municipal, Denver, CO. Designed specifically for MS4 personnel, this course focuses on stormwater permit compliance as the key to restore and maintain the waters of the United States. Testing will be conducted. Students are expected to achieve a minimum overall score of 75% to be awarded 1.2 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) from National Storm-water Center, and a five (5) year CSI™ Inspector Certificate. This certification indicates that the services are being performed by professionals who have completed the stormwater inspector certification requirements and have met established standards of knowledge, experience, and competence required in the field of stormwater inspections. This two-day course is $799 per person plus $25 registration fee, for a total of $824 per person. There is a $50 per person discount for 2 or more registrations from the same organization. For more information and to register go to www.npdes.com.
APRIL 5th, 2017: 9th Annual ARKWIPP Field Workshop in Trinidad, CO with the Arkansas River Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership. The cost is $20 and includes morning refreshments, lunch, drinks, afternoon snacks. The registration deadline is April 3rd. You can register online at, tamariskcoalition.
APRIL 11th, 2017: Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Water Educator Network 2017 Water Education Tips and Tricks for Non-formal Educators. Spend the day learning some of the best practices and innovative methods for inspiring learners of all ages to better understand water resources in Colorado from experienced water educator Sarah Johnson. Participants will sample from an array of activities, explore where water fits into the Colorado academic standards, and discuss how to leverage partnerships. All participants will receive a Project WET 2.0 Curriculum Guide, Proyecto Hydros Spanish resource, and more! Continuing education credit certificates available for educators. Register Here.
APRIL 12th, 2017: Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Water Educator Network Water Festival Coordinators Annual Gathering to share ideas, resources, and best practices. Water Educator Network members will receive a $20 member discount on these events. Not a member? Join to take advantage of discounts and other benefits like these, and to connect with your community. Learn more here.
APRIL 13, 2017: Webinar: Cyanotoxins, Nutrients and Public Health. Expand your knowledge of water and public health through this free webinar on cyanotoxins and algal blooms—how they're affected by nutrients and nonpoint source pollution, and how Coloradans in rural and urban areas alike are working to address threats to our water quality and public health. Sign up here to attend this FREE webinar, offered in partnership with the Colorado Water Congress.
The Center for Watershed Protection's 2017 Webcast Series is open. Register today and join them via Adobe Connect for the following sessions:
May 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 2: Nutrient Trading - Register for this webcast!
June 21, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 3: Making Urban Trees Count - Register for this webcast!
September 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 4: Stream Restoration: Where are we now? - Register for this webcast!
October 18, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 5: Bringing Better Site Design into The 21st Century - Register for this webcast!
November 15, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 6: Modeling for Water Quality - Register for this webcast!
MAY 8-12, 2017: The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is proud to partner with The Granstmanship Center to locally host their nationally-recognized Grantsmanship Training Program . This is the only time The Granstmanship Center offers any training in Colorado in 2017. For more information about the Grantsmanship Training Program click HERE.
MAY-JULY 2017, Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) will be offering training. The Water Fluency offering will run with classes in the corridor between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. Register now for Water Fluency, CFWE's professional development course to boost your water knowledge. Participants learn through site visits; in-person classroom discussions; and online materials, presented with Colorado State University's online water course. Learn more about the course, review the agenda, and register here.
JUNE 5th- AUGUST 5th, 2017: Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is advertising for an agriculture and easement monitor/stewardship intern to assist with stewardship of their agricultural leases and easements. As per Pitkin County policy, only students that obtain college/high school credit for the internship will be allowed to participate. The ideal applicant will have an interest in private land conservation or recreation easements and/or public land leasing and will be pursuing a degree in an environmental management, parks and protected area management, natural resources, conservation, or a related field program. The internship will be 40hrs/week at $13.00/hour with an approximate start date of June 5th and approximate end date of August 5th dependent on the intern's schedule. For a full intern description and application visit the Pitkin County hiring website at; https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1523061
JUNE 19th-23rd, 2017: Western State Colorado University is pleased to host the Summer Teacher Institute, Monday – Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm. Learn how to incorporate rivers into your curriculum, creating relevant context and connections for your students. This five-day, field-based course includes water management, river ecology, fisheries, and geography of the Colorado River Basin. Rivers are the basis of our Colorado livelihoods and are critical to the future of their students and communities. Our natural affinity to water makes rivers and watersheds a useful and familiar context for cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. Field experiences include a Morrow Point Reservoir boat tour, Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery tour, Gunnison River ecology field day, and a visit to Coldharbour Institute. The second part of the week incorporates participation in the Colorado Water Workshop Conference engaging with water resource professionals from across Colorado. Participants must register for the Colorado Water Workshop to earn 3 ENVS credits.(All meals are included beginning Wednesday at noon; 3 credit course fee of $375; additional $40 course fee plus additional fee of $150 (50% discount) for Colorado Water Workshop. Total cost is $565.) Register Here
AUGUST 2nd - 4th, 2017: The Park Planning and Maintenance Academy (PPMA) is a new school for park and recreation professionals, reinvented, with greater sessions focused on trends and cutting edge park maintenance practices in addition to the fundamentals of park planning. Training will be at the Radisson Hotel, Denver Southeast, 3155 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014. PPMA IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE. REGISTER TODAY, swprti.org/PPMA.