Trainings for Early May

Banner Lakes, Volunteers at Banner Lakes pick up trash as part of the Dam Maintenance project, Colorado Division of Wildlife

Banner Lakes, Volunteers at Banner Lakes pick up trash as part of the Dam Maintenance project, Colorado Division of Wildlife

MAY 8th-12th, 2017: The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is proud to partner with The Granstmanship Center to locally host their nationally-recognized Grantsmanship Training Program. This is the only time The Granstmanship Center offers any training in Colorado in 2017. For more information about the program click HERE.

MAY 11th, 2017: Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Ag Water NetWORK is hosting a Webinar on Successful Ag Water Leasing Projects in Colorado. This webinar will focus on key elements on how two successful agricultural water leases work in Colorado.  The webinar is free to attend and begins at 12:00 pm. Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, through the Ag Water NetWORK; serves as a convener of water stakeholders from the agriculture, conservation, and public sector interests in delivering meaningful dialogue and services to agriculture irrigators. This will be the first in a series of webinars hosted by CCA, aiming to increase the knowledge of irrigated agricultural producers as it relates to navigating the complex water laws and the obstacles posed by competing water-related interests. Participation instructions are available by contacting the CCA office at 303-431-6422 or contacting Erin at

The Center for Watershed Protection's 2017 Webcast Series is open. Register and join them via Adobe Connect for the following sessions: 

May 17th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 2: Nutrient Trading Register for this webcast!

June 21st, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 3:  Making Urban Trees Count - Register for this webcast

September 13th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 4: Stream Restoration: Where are we now? - Register for this webcast!

October 18th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 5: Bringing Better Site Design into The 21st Century - Register for this webcast!  

November 15th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 6: Modeling for Water Quality - Register for this webcast

MAY - JULY 2017Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) Water Fluency Training. Register for CFWE's professional development course to boost your water knowledge. Participants learn through site visits; in-person classroom discussions; and online materials, presented with Colorado State University's online water course. Learn more about the course, review the agenda, and register here.

JUNE 1st, 2017: 2017 Climate and Colorado's Water Future Workshop with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at 4001 Discovery Drive, MacAllister Building Suite S101, Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex, Boulder, CO 80303. Curious about how Colorado's climate impacts the management our water? In Colorado we always hear about snow pack, river levels, and weather changing on a daily basis - but how does it all connect and what does the future of our water resources look like with a variable climate? This workshop will explore the potential impacts of climate change on Colorado's water future and explore how we can meet our demands for water - agricultural, household and business use, plus environmental and recreational benefits - and still deliver two thirds of our water downstream to satisfy interstate agreements. Register now to reserve your spot in this workshop before it sells out.

JUNE 5th- AUGUST 5th, 2017: Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is advertising for an agriculture and easement monitor/stewardship intern to assist with stewardship of their agricultural leases and easements. As per Pitkin County policy, only students that obtain college/high school credit for the internship will be allowed to participate. The ideal applicant will have an interest in private land conservation or recreation easements and/or public land leasing and will be pursuing a degree in an environmental management, parks and protected area management, natural resources, conservation, or a related field program. The internship will be 40hrs/week at $13.00/hour with an approximate start date of June 5th and approximate end date of August 5th dependent on the intern's schedule. For a full intern description and application visit the Pitkin County hiring website at;       

JUNE 19th-23rd, 2017: Western State Colorado University is pleased to host the Summer Teacher Institute, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Learn how to incorporate rivers into your curriculum, creating relevant context and connections for your students. This five-day, field-based course includes water management, river ecology, fisheries, and geography of the Colorado River Basin. Rivers are the basis of our Colorado livelihoods and are critical to the future of their students and communities. Our natural affinity to water makes rivers and watersheds a useful and familiar context for cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. Field experiences include a Morrow Point Reservoir boat tour, Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery tour, Gunnison River ecology field day, and a visit to Coldharbour Institute. The second part of the week incorporates participation in the Colorado Water Workshop Conference engaging with water resource professionals from across Colorado. Participants must register for the Colorado Water Workshop to earn 3 ENVS credits.(All meals are included beginning Wednesday at noon; 3 credit course fee of $375; additional $40 course fee plus additional fee of $150 (50% discount) for Colorado Water Workshop. Total cost is $565.) Register Here

AUGUST 2nd - 4th, 2017: The Park Planning and Maintenance Academy (PPMA) is a new school for park and recreation professionals, reinvented, with greater sessions focused on trends and cutting edge park maintenance practices in addition to the fundamentals of park planning. Training will be at the Radisson Hotel, Denver Southeast, 3155 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014. PPMA IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE. REGISTER TODAY,