JULY 20th-21st, 2017: Colorado Stormwater Center Workshop: Permanent Stormwater BMP Inspection and Maintenance, Colorado Springs, Colorado: This workshop will educate participants about the importance of proper permanent (water quality) BMP inspection and maintenance, appropriate methods for ensuring BMPs remain in compliance with stormwater regulations and corrective actions when BMPs are found to be in violation. Participants who successfully pass the exit exam receive BMP Inspection and Maintenance Certification from Colorado State University Extension. Cost: $250. View details and register here.
JULY 24th, 2017: CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program is offering a half-day tour of the rushes, sedges and unique wetland and riparian plants of the front range at the Wetland/Riparian Front Range. You will examine the specialized vocabulary and structures used to identify these plants and will share wetland weed management and restoration project successes and failures as you tour to find the plants. To register, please go to https://npm.eventbrite.com.
JULY 26th, 2017: Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Ag Water NetWORK will host a webinar highlighting the interrelationship between agricultural water rights and irrigation efficiency. The webinar, entitled “Irrigation Efficiency and Consumptive Use: Facts and Myths” will cover basic aspects of ag water rights, as well as how irrigation methods can influence the historic consumptive use of a water right. The webinar speakers are Kevin Rein, Deputy State Engineer of the Colorado Division of Water Resources; and Bill Trampe, lifelong Gunnison County rancher and member of the Gunnison River Basin Roundtable. The webinar will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm and is free to attend. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. about interest.
JUNE - JULY 2017, Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) Water Fluency Training. Register for 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.
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.
The Center for Watershed Protection's 2017 Webcast Series is open. Register and join them via Adobe Connect for the following sessions:
September 13th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 4: Stream Restoration: Where are we now? - Register for this webcast!
October 18th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 5: Bringing Better Site Design into The 21st Century - Register for this webcast!
November 15th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 6: Modeling for Water Quality - Register for this webcast!
SEPTEMBER 26th-27th, 2017: Setting Watershed-Scale Priorities in Riparian Restoration Workshop in Grand Junction, Colorado. This workshop is being organized by the Center for Colorado River Studies at Utah State University and hosted by the Hutchins Water Center. Decades of restoration efforts in the Colorado River basin have had varying success. They will review restoration strategies and techniques being pursued in the Colorado River basin and obtain participant feedback on restoration goals, strategies, and techniques. We will introduce decision-support tools useful to implement analytical prioritization strategies in order to refine prioritization tools that help workshop participants increase their effectiveness. Click here to register.