Conferences & Events for Late May


MAY 19th, 2016: The Front Range Urban Forestry Council meeting will be held from 8:30 am – 12 Noon at the Xcel Energy Southwest Service Center in Lakewood, 10001 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood, CO 80227. For additional information contact Keith Wood at 303-438-9338 or

MAY 20th, 2016: The Colorado Foundation for Water Education's 2016 President's Award Reception. Support water education, network with friends, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and games and help CFWE honor its two extraordinary individuals who have made a difference in water, Governor John Hickenlooper, President's Award, and Heather Dutton, San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District, Emerging Leader Award. To be held at Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204. Register HERE.

MAY 25th, 2016: The Colorado River District and the Middle Colorado Watershed Council are co-sponsoring the annual State of the River meeting from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Ute Events Center, 132 East 4th Street, Rifle. The public meeting will provide an overview of this year's snowpack figures, water supply forecasts and anticipated stream flows & conditions expected in the Colorado River. This meeting is free. Registration is required by clicking HERE. For additional information, contact Dan at 970-389-8234.

MAY 25th, 2016: Water Availability Task Force meeting will be held from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Headquarters, 6060 Broadway, Denver in the Red Fox Room. An agenda will be posted at the CWCB website. In the event you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please email Ben Wade for call in & web conference information.

JUNE 4th, 2016: Western Slope Conservation Center’s 16th Annual Float and Fest. Float Start: 9:00 am at the Paonia River Park. Festival: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Paonia River Park. Put-in will be at the Paonia River Park and take-out will be at the Delta County Fairgrounds. There will be a shuttle to transport floaters back to the River Park for lunch catered by Delicious Orchards and a festival. The festival is FREE to everyone, even those who did not float! Registration for the float closes May 27th. More details about the event can be found HERE.

JUNE 4th, 2016: 3rd Annual Poudre RiverFest from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Legacy Park, Fort Collins, CO. Poudre RiverFest is a FREE, family-friendly festival that restores, celebrates and educates people about the Cache la Poudre River.  For a complete listing of activities visit the website

JUNE 7th, 2016: The Water Connection’s Program featuring speakers from Metro Wastewater Reclamation District who will talk about their innovative Integrated Plan from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (please arrive by 1:15 pm). This event will be held at The Daniels Fund Building, 101 Monroe Street, Denver, CO. Please RSVP

th & 8th, 2016: Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) Bear Creek Watershed Bike Tour! CFWE is offering half-day bike tours. Pedal through the Bear Creek watershed, southwest of Denver, to discover how groups are reclaiming and protecting urban waterways. See first-hand water quality improvement projects, recreation along the creek, long-term watershed planning and community education and stewardship. Registration is free but required. Find the draft itinerary, times and registration for tour dates HERE.

JUNE 9th, 2016: 2016 Watershed Summit: Water Is Your Business. This FREE event is designed to bring together water experts and the next generation of water leaders from across the region. Attendees will help develop the dialogue around current water issues and practical solutions for addressing them. This year’s event will be held at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206. For more information click HERE.

JUNE 9th & 10th, 2016: Coping with Water Scarcity in River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned from Shared Experiences. This is the 2016 Martz Summer Conference held by the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment. In the southwestern USA, the looming water shortages on the Colorado River system and the unprecedented drought in California are garnering the attention. This conference will explore several salient topics including: trans‐boundary cooperation, water marketing, Indigenous water rights, environmental and social water needs, and drought coping. For more info go

JUNE 11th, 2016: Runoff Runoff: Run along the Rio Grande. The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project (RGHRP) and the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee (WCRC) will be hosting the Runoff Runoff marathon, half marathon, and 6K along the Rio Grande! Surrounded by beautiful views of the San Juan Mountains, the Runoff Runoff marathon, half marathon, and 6K follow the scenic headwaters of the Rio Grande ending in the historic mountain town of Creede, Colorado. Following the races, there will be a fun celebration and music festival for the whole family at the Creede Ball Park, complete with live music, local beer, barbecue, and prizes! All proceeds go to the RGHRP and the WCRC, two local non-profits working to improve Willow Creek and the Rio Grande through river restoration. To learn more and to register for the event, visit

JUNE 14th, 2016: Colorado Water Trust is celebrating 15-Years of restoring and protecting stream flows from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Denver Botanic Gardens. For more information go to To purchase your tickets clickHERE.

JUNE 22nd – 24th, 2016: 41st Annual Colorado Water Workshop: Where the Water Meets the Land. Sessions include; Measuring Water in the Ground: Resiliency through Droughts, Getting water back into the ground: role of wetlands and wet areas, Land Use Planning and Water Conservation, and Urban Water Source Protection. COME FOR THE WORKSHOP, STAY FOR THE FESTIVAL! THE GUNNISON RIVER FESTIVAL BEGINS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24. Contact Workshop director Jeff Sellen at for more information about sponsorships and scholarships. Registration for the workshop will begin in April.

JUNE 23rd, 2016: The Consortium for Research and Education on Emerging Contaminants (CREEC) meeting will be held at 1:30 PM at the Boulder Reservoir Treatment Facility, 5605 North 63rd St, Boulder. Presentations will be given by: Xin Xiao, CSM, " Biochar or activated carbon for the removal of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in AFFF-impacted groundwater"; Garrett Mckay, CU, “Common water treatment techniques enhance the production of reactive intermediates from EfOM photolysis: Potential for enhanced contaminant removal”; and Jeramy Jasmann, "Advanced electrochemical oxidation (AEO) treatments for aqueous pollutants employing synergistic benefits from inter-electrode TiO2 catalysts or microbial stimulation". Please RSVP to or, if you plan on attending.

AUGUST 3rd – 5th, 2016: The Annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference. This conference is designed to educate the public and other stakeholders on the science and policy of mining, mine lands remediation, and water quality as it relates to non-point source pollution, improving mining practices, and addressing water quality impairments through workshops, field tours, and presentations. This year’s conference is scheduled to be held in Durango and Silverton, Colorado.  For more information click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 25th – 28th, 2016: Geological Society of America (GSA) 2016 meeting to be held in Denver. GSA’s mission includes: Scientific Research, Scientific Communication, Geologic Time, Technological Innovation, Geologic Hazards, Sustainability, and Natural Resources. Registration, technical programs, poster sessions, and exhibits will be held at the Colorado Convention Center. GSA Field Trips will also depart from the Colorado Convention Center. The Hyatt Regency Denver at CCC is the headquarter hotel where the majority of non-technical events will be held.Meeting abstracts are due July 12. For more information click HERE.


OCTOBER 11th - 13th, 2016: SAVE THE DATE - 2016 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference: A River Runs Out of It: Building Strong Upstream Communities. The Colorado Watershed Assembly in partnership with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and the Colorado Riparian Association hosts this conference focused on cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado in natural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement. Registration Opens July 2016!

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.