Conferences & Events for Early August

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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.

AUGUST 6th, 2016: Mountain Area Land Trust’s (MALT) 14th Annual "A Night in the Park!" Celebrating Land and Water Conservation. Catered dinner from Fresh Tracks Catering, margaritas by Coyote Goldand music with Dakota Blonde. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the MALT website.

AUGUST 24th - 26th, 2016: The Colorado Water Congress Summer Conference and Membership MeetingThe 2016 conference will be held at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. A don't miss event for those who wish to stay informed about water issues in Colorado while engaging in numerous professional development activities. Registration is now open.

AUGUST 24th, 2016: The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee will host a Tour of Research Projects in Fort Collins, beginning at 5 p.m. at the new CoBank Center for Agricultural Education. From there, the group will trek to various sites out at Colorado State University's Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC). Dinner will be provided. They ask those who are wanting to attend to RSVP before Aug. 17 by calling (970) 351-8201, or by sending an email to Ann Cross at CCAC will host a second tour on Oct. 5 in Wray to tour research projects in that area. For more information visit their website at

AUGUST 27th, 2016: The Tamarisk Coalition’s 3rd Annual Raft the River. Join them and local river experts for a fun, educational float trip and dinner along the Colorado River in Fruita, Colorado from 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm. This one-day float trip will provide you with a “behind the scenes” look at the work being done to rejuvenate the treasured riparian (riverside) area in the Grand Valley.  Talk with local river experts and explore past, current, and future riverside restoration sites and reclaimed wildlife areas at a few stops along the river.  Discussions may also include the tamarisk beetle, fish, and other wildlife. After the float, you will be greeted with an acoustic set from Jack+Jill, delicious dishes donated from local Grand Valley restaurants, drinks, and prizes. For more information visit

SEPTEMBER 11th – 14th, 2016: Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association’s 2016 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference in Keystone, Colorado. This conference focuses on providing relevant, accurate information and insight into the processes used during water studies, design, construction, and operation. This year they plan to address treatment, collection & distribution, water reuse, managing water resources, energy management, watershed management, laboratory, stormwater, small systems, alternative delivery, instrumentation/controls, environmental challenges, conservation, regulations, water quality, administrative/managerial challenges, construction, and operations. For more information and to register go to

SEPTEMBER 12th – 14th, 2016: The Colorado Open Space Alliance (COSA) Annual Conference. COSA is a statewide organization of publicly funded local and regional open space programs, working cooperatively to share information, create public awareness and foster partnerships needed to protect and preserve the special places of Colorado. The 2016 conference will be in Estes Park at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn. This year's theme "Navigating Change" is a nod to the many variables our organizations wrestle with, including organizational change, climate change, and changing demographics, to name a few. For more information and to register visit the COSA website,

SEPTEMBER 16th, 2016: The Greenway Foundation Blue Moon After Party on the Bridge will be held on the Historic 19th Street Bridge, one night after The Greenway Foundation's annual, Noble Energy Gala on the Bridge. The 2016 event featuring eats, cocktails, and amazing live music - all included in the ticket price! Proceeds from the Blue Moon After Party on the Bridge support The Greenway Foundation's longstanding efforts to protect and enhance the South Platte River and its tributaries, and to engage the Metro Denver community with their river through educational programming and free cultural events. For information and tickets click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 17th, 2016: 8th Annual Clear Creek Watershed Festival with the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation and Colorado State University Extension | Clear Creek County. Discover what's in your watershed! This is a hands-on learning experience. Start at the Festival Passport Check-in and begin your journey visiting with 25+ environmental stations. This festival features live music, climbing tower, snowmaking, goldpanning, fishing, fly-tying and a celebrity appearance with Woodsy Owl of the U.S. Forest Service. After visiting all of the passport stations you receive a free lunch. For more information visit

SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2016: Careers in Natural Resources Summit. Your organization will learn how to develop training modules tailored for your participants to build pathways to careers in natural resources. Attending organizations will receive a toolkit including hard copies of the career manual, “A How-To Guide for Pursuing a Career in Natural Resources” and digital resources including training activities, presentations, and more! This event is FREE and lunch will be provided due to support from Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, and US Forest Service. Registration will open this summer. For more information go to the Colorado Youth Corps Association.

SEPTEMBER 23rd - 25th, 2016: Colorado Annual Student Water Field Conference hosted by Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colo. Itinerary includes dinner at Fruita State Park, a tour of river restoration and diversions along Colorado River’s Riverfront Trail in Grand Junction, followed by a farm tour and a farm dinner in the lower Grand Valley. Students work in groups to develop plans for sharing what they have learned when they return home. For additional information, contact Gigi Richard at: 970.248.1689,

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.

SEPTEMBER 29th, 2016: The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) will host the quarterly Consortium for Research and Education on Emerging Contaminants (CREEC) meeting in Denver. The meeting will focus on behavior change methods and strategies to prevent water contamination from contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). At this meeting, IES will provide an introduction to community-oriented preventive strategies for confronting chemical contaminants at their sources, and the natural and social science foundations on which these strategies are built. They will present IES’s proposed 2016 Save Our Water Initiative project. For more information go to

OCTOBER 7th, 2016: 2016 West Slope Environmental Education Conference - Bringing Colorado's EE Plan to Life. This conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Ridgway State Park Group Event Facility, located in Pa-Co-Chu-Puk area of the park. Join environmental education (EE) providers and supporters from agencies, nonprofits, schools, and environmental, nature, conservation fields for an engaging summit. Learn more about the Colorado Environmental Education Plan, network and share ideas, and find inspiration from innovative EE leaders. For more information and registration go to

OCTOBER 11th - 13th, 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! Visit our Conference Page for more information.

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.