Announcements for Late December

Standley Lakes Cities Flow Jo at the  Clear Creek Watershed Festival , Idaho Springs, CO

Standley Lakes Cities Flow Jo at the Clear Creek Watershed Festival, Idaho Springs, CO

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) application for the 2017 class of Water Leaders is now open. The application deadline is January 13, 2017. They are anxious to fill the 10th class of Water Leaders, but could use your help! If you yourself are not interested in participating in this program, we are sure you know someone who is. Please pass along this informational flyer to people who you think would benefit from a professional development program like Water Leaders. 

SAVE THE DATE for the next Watershed Wildfire Protection Group meeting on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 -3:00 pm MST atthe Colorado Parks & Wildlife Administration Building; Bighorn Room @ 6060 Broadway in Denver. A tentative agenda for the meeting will be available by mid-January. For more information contact Richard M. Edwards, CF, Assistant Staff Forester, Forest Management Division, Colorado State Forest Service, (970) 491-8036,

The Clean River Design Challenge is on! Each year volunteers with the Greenway Foundation remove 2,400lbs of trash from the South Platte River. Now, they are challenging themselves and others to do even more with the Clean River Design Challenge. This competition challenges teams of college students to create a functional trash removal device. The winning teams will be awarded $2000! Teams must register online by February 1, 2017. For questions please send an email to:

EPA Releases the Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda. The EPA released the Agency’s environmental justice strategic plan for 2016 to 2020. EJ 2020 will further integrate environmental justice considerations in all of the Agency’s programs, strengthen EPA’s collaboration with partners, and demonstrate progress on significant national challenges facing minority and low-income communities. EJ 2020 can be read HERE.