Conferences and Events for Late October

Hot summer day at Confluence Park

Hot summer day at Confluence Park

OCTOBER 17th, 2016: 'Make A Difference Monday' - THIS MONDAY! From 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Ginn Mill, 2041 Larimer Street, Denver. Join the Colorado Water Trust and Good River and support Colorado's rivers by having a beer with them...what could be better? All proceeds from the evening support the Colorado Water Trust. And every Good River Beer that you enjoy also supports the Water Trust through their 2% for rivers program.

OCTOBER 20th, 2016: Bites & Brews for Biodiversity. Rocky Mountain Wild is hosting this celebration of biodiversity and fundraising event at Silver Vines Winery, 7509 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002. You'll be able to participate in a silent auction with packages ranging from local business "date-nights," to conservation-themed artworks, to vacation packages. While you bid, you can also enjoy appetizers and wine! Each ticket includes two complimentary glasses of Silver Vines award-winning, locally-produced wines, a full spread of vegan and vegetarian tapas, and a "do good" bag filled with items to help you live a more sustainable life. And you'll be able to take direct action to help biodiversity! Click HERE for tickets.

OCTOBER 20th, 2016: Dolores Watershed and Resilient Forest Collaborative (DWaRF) Field Tour from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm beginning at Summit Lake Community Church on Hwy 184. They will spend time in the landscape where the $249,000 Community Assisted Forestry Award will be used for fuels treatments near Joe Moore Reservoir, and determine desired future conditions and other methods of evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the treatments. Tour the machine built slash piles on the Ute Mountain Tribally owned Adams Ranch that will be cooperatively burned this winter; Travel through the Millwood state school section where 60 acres of timber harvest and 60 acres of mastication are planned; Observe the Joe Moore State Wildlife area and neighboring Big Pine Lake subdivision and agree on treatment objectives for DWaRF pilot projects throughout this landscape; and Discover work on adjacent USFS lands and their proposed supplemental project. Please contact Becca Samulski if you are interested in participating at, 970-564-7860,

OCTOBER 21st, 2016: FLPMA Turns 40, Celebrating 40 years of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, University of Colorado, Boulder, Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom from 8:00 am – 5:10 pm. In the 40 years since congress enacted FLPMA, the BLM has experienced a remarkable transformation from an agency once focused almost entirely on livestock grazing and mineral development to one that has fully embraced a multiple use mandate. This event is free and open to the public. Click HERE to register to attend and for event agenda HERE.

NOVEMBER 1st, 2016: Changemaker Breakfast, an inspirational event to grow the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) featuring storyteller Odds Bodkin, held at and sponsored by the Denver Botanic Gardens. In a rapidly changing world, we have an unprecedented opportunity to provide Coloradans-young and old-with relevant, real-world learning they need to make informed decisions about the environment. Environmental education has the power to transform our communities and environments. REGISTER HERE.

NOVEMBER 2nd & 3rd, 2016: The Sixth Annual Upper Colorado River Basin Forum will be held at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The theme is"Complex Systems in Flux: Changing Relationships between Water, People and the Environment." They have a CALL FOR ABSTRACTS on presentation proposals from water managers, policy makers, scholars and other stakeholders. The call for abstracts is available here.

NOVEMBER 9th, 2016: Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) Untapped 2016, a mini beer tasting extravaganza. This event will be held at the RedLine Art Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO, 80205, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. For more information and tickets go to

NOVEMBER 9th - 11th, 2016: Strengthening Collaborative Capacity for Better Water Decisions at the Sylvan Dale Ranch, Loveland Colorado.  Good water policy decisions require decision-making processes that encourage collaboration and consensus building as well as best practices and skills to find solutions that are in the best interest of communities, the environment, and stakeholders interested in water allocation. The future of water in Colorado and the West requires the best collaborative problem-solving and consensus building skills available. This interactive workshop is designed to strengthen capacity among water leaders and professionals to design and implement highly functioning collaborative processes and apply them to practical and complex issues affecting Colorado and the West. For more information click HERE.

NOVEMBER 16th, 2016: Colorado Groundwater Conference at the Doubletree by Hilton, Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver 80207. This is a one-day conference for state legislators, local government officials, water managers, regulators, environmental organizations, agriculture, industry and water utility end users and their scientific, engineering and legal advisors. Topics will include managing groundwater in Denver Basin aquifers, water banking, water reallocation and water rights trading In Colorado. Click HERE for more information.

NOVEMBER 17th, 2016: The Great Divide - Film Screening and Fundraiser for the Colorado Water Trust, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the SIE FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver. If you haven't yet seen the film The Great Divide, this is your chance to see it on the big screen! And proceeds from the event will support the Water Trust! "The destiny of the West is written in the headwaters of Colorado...In this time of increasing demand and limited supply, it is essential to promote a more informed and inclusive discussion concerning decisions affecting our water resources." For tickets go to the SIE FilmCenter Website.

NOVEMBER 17th, 2016: Colorado Water Supply Systems Workshop at the Doubletree by Hilton, Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver 80207. Is a one-day program on practical, cost-effective solutions that work.  The workshop will explain how to maximize yields and pump performance on existing wells and ensure correct design, construction, pump and pump control selection, and maintenance on new wells. New or existing, this program will enable groundwater users to reduce energy costs and prolong well life.  Hear from experts about technologies and techniques to save money by maximizing efficiency and increasing performance. For detailed information and registration click HERE.

NOVEMBER 14th, 2016: Sustainable Denver Summit, Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, Downtown Denver Sheraton from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Sustainable Denver Summit is about working together to create long-term strategies and specific commitments to achieve our 2020 Sustainability Goals. Breakout Tracks include: Energy Solutions, Affordable Housing, Density and Mobility, Water Systems, Materials and Waste Management, and Food and Health Systems. For more information click HERE.

DECEMBER 2nd, 2016: Colorado WaterWise 8th Annual Water Conservation Summit at Metropolitan State University – Auraria Campus, St. Cajetan’s Church, Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204. Come on out and hear the latest on water education on topics such as Children's Water Festivals; Project Wet; Edible Aquifers; Colorado Water: Live Like You Love It Testimonials; Colorado Collaboratory: A Living Laboratory Campus Experience; Brewery's Matter and much. Space is limited so register now! Conserve your funds and take advantage of early bird rates now through November 4.