Trainings Early September

 Water skier, Sillouette of person waterskiing,Division of Wildlife, Colorado Division of Wildlife,9/20/2001

Water skier, Sillouette of person waterskiing,Division of Wildlife, Colorado Division of Wildlife,9/20/2001

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 13th, 2017: Webinar 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT, New Frontiers in Water Efficiency: Integrating Land Use and Water Supply Decisions. What happens to our rivers and groundwater as population growth drives the need for increased water supply? How can communities ensure that new development doesn’t further stress water sustainability? Join RiverNetwork to learn about Net Blue, an innovative approach to support sustainable community growth. By requiring new residential and commercial developments to offset their water use through water-efficient retrofits of existing development, communities can continue to grow without increasing their overall water use or requiring new water withdrawals from rivers and aquifers. This webinar will provide an overview of water efficiency practices and opportunities, share examples of how communities have used this water neutral development approach, and how you can use new Net Blue tools, including a model ordinance toolkit, in your community. Net Blue is a collaborative effort of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the Environmental Law Institute, and River Network. Register HERE.

SEPTEMBER 19th, 2017: Webinar, Naturalizing Early Childhood Education in Colorado: The ECHO Initiative, 3:00pm to 4:00pm MST. Join CAEE for an informative webinar with Sarah Konradi, from the National Wildlife Federation and Adrienne Sedlack, from Qualistar, to learn about the ECHO Initiative and the Outdoor Learning Environment Toolkit, participate in an interactive conversation about current early childhood environmental education programs, and share with them how your work fits with ECHO Initiative goals as we seek to elevate the quality of outdoor learning environments across the state. Healthy, natural, affordable. These are the foundations of Colorado's new Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Initiative created to ensure all young children in Colorado have daily access to quality outdoor learning environments where play and learning support development across all domains-cognitive, physical, social, and emotional. Register HERE.

SEPTEMBER 26th-27th, 2017Setting 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.

SEPTEMBER 28th & 29th, 2017: The National Stormwater Center is offering Certified Stormwater Inspector (municipal) training. Designed specifically for municipal personnel, their course offers training and certification to demonstrate, for the record, that inspectors are qualified. Inspectors who take their course learn how to inspect construction, commercial, and industrial, and municipal activities, what to inspect, the limits of their authority, appropriate demeanor, and appropriate discretion. They also learn about the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, the six Minimum Control Measures, and how to better implement and support their MS4 stormwater program. You may call Michele at 1-888-397-9414, email or visit their website at  Registration is available on their website for all classes.

OCTOBER 4th, 2017: Careers In Natural Resources Workshop: Grand Junction from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Help young adults on their path to a natural resource career! Join Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education to develop a training model for using the Career Guide in your programs. Attending organizations will receive kits with hard copies of the Career Guide and digital resources including activities, handouts, and presentations. 

  • Get to know the "How-To Guide for Pursuing a Career in Natural Resources" - an in-depth career development tool for young adults - and how you can use it.
  • Participate in activities you can use to engage your audiences in natural resource careers.
  • Get an insiders perspective on getting hired from a panel of state and federal natural resource professionals.
  • Plan future training opportunities for your audiences using the tools provided

For more information and to register go to,

NOVEMBER 6th, 2017: Considerations in Implementing Regional Water Solutions. Regional water planning and management is becoming a popular topic in Colorado as a means to help secure water for our future. This day-long workshop will provide a forum for information and discussion around the tradeoffs in regional water planning for achieving economies of scale as well as a close examination of the opportunities, the hurdles and the best approaches for success. REGISTER HERE to reserve your place.