Conferences & Events for Late July

 Holding Fish in a net, Division of Wildlife, Tom Lindsay, 12/28/2002

Holding Fish in a net, Division of Wildlife, Tom Lindsay, 12/28/2002

JULY 25th, 2017: Join the Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) and the Special District Association for a special Water Forum focused exclusively on the West Slope.  Entitled “West Slope Water Diplomacy-What Does the Future Hold?,” this dynamic presentation will feature a panel of experts, including former Colorado State Senator Ellen Roberts, Chris Treese from the Colorado River District, and Eric Wilkinson from Northern Water, among others.  These experts will lead a lively discussion on West Slope water diplomacy, water management, future collaborations, and what comes next.  To register click HERE.

JULY 30th, 2017: Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) is pleased to announce the San Juan Odyssey Tour – a combination of adventure and education that celebrates their 15th anniversary while exploring the unique treasures found in the San Juan Mountains. This day-long tour will start in Silverton and wind through the San Juans in tour vehicles, giving participants the opportunity to take in stunning panoramic vistas, tumbling waterfalls, cascading creeks, blossoming wildflowers and historic mining ruins. Expert interpretive guides will be on hand to share their knowledge and answer questions about the geology, hydrology, flora, fauna, and history of the area.  Seats are limited and registration closes July 23rd. To register, Contact Priscilla at 970-749-7894 or priscilla@mountainstudies.org to reserve your spot today.  

AUGUST 20th, 2017: Colorado Headwaters Land Trust Annual Event. Join them at the B Lazy 2 Ranch in Fraser, Colorado from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm for a fun family-friendly celebration and fundraiser. Yard games will be available for kids and adults! Dinner will be a Buffet by Stone Creek Catering (vegetarian and gluten free options, includes 2 drinks) followed by a cash bar. Paddle Raiser. Live Auction. Silent Auction. Dinner. Games. And More! Register HERE.  

AUGUST 22nd-24th, 2017: The Colorado Water Congress Summer Conference and Membership Meeting takes place annually, in August, for two and a half days at a Colorado resort location. 
The 2017 conference has been moved from Vail to the Steamboat Grand, and the new dates of the event are August 22 to 24. The high-energy Summer Conference is packed with great topical content. It's a don't miss event for those who wish to stay informed about water issues in Colorado while engaging in numerous professional development activities. For more information and to register click HERE.

AUGUST 26th, 2017: Join the Tamarisk Coalition and local river experts for Raft the River, a fun, educational float trip and dinner along the Colorado River in Fruita, Colorado from 1:00 pm~6:30pm.  This year will have a new floating stretch of river compared to previous years from Rimrock Adventures to the Loma Boat Ramp. This one-day float trip, guided by Rimrock Adventures, will provide you with a “behind the scenes” look at the work being done to rejuvenate the treasured riparian (riverside) area in the Grand Valley.  Register HERE.  

AUGUST 31th, 2017: Join The Greenway Foundation to celebrate the past, present, and future of our urban waterways. This event will host over 250 local leaders in engineering, law, architecture, government entities, water provision, and non-profits at Centennial Gardens. Come learn about all the projects and programs aimed to improve the urban waterways in Metro Denver. Click HERE to register.

SEPTEMBER 18th- 20th, 2017: The COSA steering committee is delighted to announce that the 2017 conference will be held at Beaver Run Resorts in Breckenridge. As information is available, it will be posted on the COSA website.

OCTOBER 3rd-4th, 2017: The EPA Region 8 is hosting a Wetlands Conference to convene federal, state, tribal, and local representatives and NGOs to share information and best practices related to wetlands management. The 2017 conference in Boulder, Colorado will include sessions on stream and wetland restoration; mitigation; monitoring and assessment/mapping; and federal, state, and local level aquatic resource protection. The conference will allow stakeholders to discuss opportunities, hurdles, strategies, and potential solutions associated with protecting aquatic resources in Region 8. The event will facilitate networking, peer-to-peer learning, and collective problem-solving on specific issues, and allow regulators to share updates and learn from stakeholders View the conference webpage here and register here.

OCTOBER 10th-12th, 2017: 2017 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference at the Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO. 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.”

OCTOBER 26th-28th, 2017: Join the Land Trust Alliance Rally this year in Denver, Colorado,  for a gathering packed with diverse topics to explore and great colleagues and friends to learn and share with. Rally has all of the resources you want to take your conservation skills further. Rally is the Land Trust Alliance's  annual gathering of nearly 2,000 inspired and passionate land conservation practitioners from the US, Canada, South America and beyond, who are dedicated to conserving cherished places in local communities. Registration now open. Learn more