Conferences & Events Late June

 Bear Creek Falls. Flickr.com. Hagen Giesen. Photo published: 7/12/2017

Bear Creek Falls. Flickr.com. Hagen Giesen. Photo published: 7/12/2017

JUNE 20th - 21st, 2018: Pawnee Butte Seed Company 2018 Grass Tour. Working with the Colorado Section - Society of Range Management, West Greeley Conservation District, and Jordan Angus, together they have a great tour planned for you. Starting Wednesday afternoon: enjoy a tour of Emmett Jordan's Ranch in Briggsdale. Jordan received the 2017 Colorado Section SRM Excellence in Rangeland Conservation award. Following the tour there will be a BBQ at the beautiful West Greeley Conservation Districts Houston Gardens. Thursday join them for a day all about water. Visit different locations in Northern Colorado and see the different ways water is used in Weld County and its different forms. If you would like to join in please email becca@pawneebuttesseed.com to register or download the EVENT FLYER REGISTRATION FORM.

JUNE 21st - 22nd, 2018: Geotech is hosting the 10th Annual Field Days Event in Denver Colorado. The event costs nothing to attend yet provides a comprehensive hands-on-experience that includes environmental sampling equipment demos, industry training, and sponsored happy hour for networking. You can expect enriched presentations for respected names in the environmental industry. For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

JUNE 21st, 2018: Wagers for Watersheds: A Community Happy Hour Event hosted by Water Education Colorado at Ivywild School – Gymnasium (1604 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs),  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Our watersheds are at risk from drought, urbanization and wildfire, and in some cases, in desperate need of restoration. Will our communities prove resilient in the face of these looming threats? It’s a roll of the dice. Join Water Education Colorado for an interactive learning experience and presentation focused on the health of our watersheds, our communities and our water. The invite list includes local elected officials, city and county staff, water industry professionals and other leaders active in and around El Paso County. This event is part of Water Education Colorado's Social Water Series and is brought to you in partnership with Colorado Springs Utilities. REGISTER HERE.           

JUNE 21st, 2018: Cross-Watershed Network Event hosted by the Middle Colorado Watershed Council. Join the Middle Colorado Watershed Council on a Cross-Watershed Network Event. On June 21st, we will hop on a bus and tour riverfront site projects along the Colorado River from Glenwood Springs to De Beque with local officials, river restoration professionals, and you! Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and it does have a maximum number capped. Throughout the day, we'll visit potential restoration sites, fostering visions for projects throughout the watershed. In between stops, leaders of local and regional organizations will speak on a variety of topics that are important in our water world. To register and for a full description, click HERE. 

JUNE 23rd, 2018: 6th Annual South Platte Riverfest at Shoemaker Plaza and Confluence ParkIt's time! The 6th annual South Platte RiverFest presented by Elitch Gardens Revesco Properties takes place from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. They are moving the festival back to Confluence Park for even more access to water sports and activities! Admission is free and provides access to live music, SUP races, SUP demos, and tube rides through the whitewater park. Food and beverages will be available for sale throughout the festival including a new food truck court! For more information, and to register, click HERE. 

JUNE 28th, 2018: Watershed Summit at Denver Botanic Gardens. With over 200 water utility executives, business leaders, conservation experts, and other professionals coming together and sharing tested solutions, you will surely come away with new insights and ideas to help position your organization for success.The event seeks to add new voices to the discussion, introduce innovative ideas, and break down silos. The goal is to bring local influence to global freshwater issues. Topics include behavior change and public perception, technology innovation, resiliency, and agriculture- including emerging trends and opportunities. For more information, visit their website HERE.

JUNE 30th, 2018: 11th Annual Ridgway RiverFest. The Ridgway RiverFest is a family-friendly celebration of the Uncompahgre River and their community with all-age river races, live music, local food and drink, kids’ activities, watershed educational and cultural programs. The highlight of the day is the infamous “Junk of the Unc” race where boaters maneuver their craft, constructed from scrap materials not intended for river travel, through whitewater rapids and others’ junk, trying to keep it all intact for the 0.5 mile finish line. For more information, including directions, click HERE.

JULY 8th-14th, 2018: Camp Rocky. Camp Rocky is an educational, week long residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources! Camp is located outside Divide, Colorado. Camp Rocky’s professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experiences. Students work in teams, making new friends from across Colorado. For more information, click HERE

JULY 26th, 2018: Reception on the River: Join The Water Connection, the water resources and policy arm of The Greenway Foundation, to celebrate the past, present, and future of our urban waterways! This event will host 250 local leaders in engineering, law, architecture, government entities, water provision, and non-profits at a new location this year: STEAM on the Platte!  Come learn about all the projects and programs aimed to improve the urban waterways in Metro Denver; including our Clean River Design Challenge, our efforts to minimize trash in our urban waterways through utilization of Gutter Bins, and more! For more information, click HERE. 

AUGUST 4th, 2018: Glenwood Springs RiverFEST and River Clean-Up: Join the MCWC at the Glenwood Springs RiverFEST on Sunday, August 4th! Hosted by the Glenwood Springs River Commission, RiverFEST is an annual celebration of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, complete with live music, informational booths, fly fishing demos, stand up paddleboarding, and of course, a morning river clean-up! The MCWC will have its own clean-up team, so keep an eye out for more details and for a MCWC Clean-Up Team invitation. For more information, click here

AUGUST 28th - 30th, 2018: Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) 2nd annual Silverton Innovation Expo.This year, the Expo Committee has invited mining executives, venture capital, and agency personnel.While other conferences or expos may be larger, this event is intentionally invites pioneers, early adopters, and those on the leading edge of technology and innovation to a targeted conversation to advance innovation in remediation. This year's themes include: Valuing Water as an Asset, Changing the Equation: Water and Wastes into Products and Advancing Technology, Characterization & Models. Register HERE.

SEPTEMBER 10th-12th2018:  2018 Colorado Open Space Alliance (COSA) conference. Do you have open space, natural resource management, or conservation expertise that you’d like to share?  They are seeking presentations for the conference, which is themed “Ripple by Ripple, Water is the Driving Force in Nature.”  Read more about this HERE.

OCTOBER 9th - 11th, 2018: SAVE THE DATE - 13th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. The Color of Water: Exploring the Spectrum, Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO. Don't miss the premier watershed conference in Colorado. Expanding cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado in natural resource conservation, protection and enhancement by informing participants about new issues and innovative projects and through invaluable networking. Stay tuned at SCW Conference 2018.

OCTOBER 24th-25th, 2018: 29th Annual South Platte Forum at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The conference will feature an exciting lineup of speakers and topics, and a great opportunity to network. Find the list of speakers and their bios HERE, and all general and pertinent information and links HERE

OCTOBER 30th, 2018: 10th Annual Water Conservation Symposium at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Join them for the 10th Annual Colorado WaterWise Water Conservation Symposium in Denver, Colorado! They have a great program that will appeal to many audiences. Register now as space is limited. To register, visit their website HERE.

NOVEMBER 7th-8th, 2018: 8th Annual Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum will be held at CMU University Center in Grand Junction, CO. For more, click HERECALL FOR ABSTRACTS will expire June 30th. Click HERE for details for abstracts