JULY 7th, 2017: Join the Watershed Wildfire Protection Group at Colorado Parks & Wildlife Administrative Offices; Bighorn Room; 6060 Broadway; Denver, CO. They promote healthy watersheds by facilitating education and awareness; and facilitating prioritization, implementation, and monitoring for people and wildlife. Their vision is to protect Colorado water supplies and critical infrastructure from catastrophic wildfire and other threats by maintaining healthy, resilient watersheds through collaboration, implementation, leveraging, and education. Click HERE for more information.
JULY 11TH, 2017: The Mountain Discovery Center is now open and they are inviting you to join them for an opening celebration at 114 East 12th Street, Silverton, Colorado from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. After much scheming, creative thinking, and hard, hands-on work, the MDC is ready for curious minds. The MDC is an interactive, exploratory, and family-friendly space where you can learn about the Animas River Watershed and the natural history of the San Juan Mountains. A rotating schedule of educational programs, interpretive hikes, hands-on activities, and exhibits keeps things fresh and engaging. Summer Hours are from Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer, contact Priscilla at 970-387-5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mountainstudies.org/discovery
JULY 15TH, 2017: Lake Appreciation Day at Barr Lake State Park from 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Celebrate lakes and lands by participating in volunteer projects that will help your community. Join a volunteer project in the morning, enjoy a free lunch, and in the afternoon participate in a variety of fun activities, including canoeing, a climbing wall, boat rides with rangers, face painting and a jump castle. For more information about this event click HERE.
AUGUST 20th, 2017: Colorado Headwaters Land Trust Annual Event. Join them at the B Lazy 2 Ranch in Fraser, Colorado from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm for a fun family-friendly celebration and fundraiser. Yard games will be available for kids and adults! Dinner will be a Buffet by Stone Creek Catering (vegetarian and gluten free options, includes 2 drinks) followed by a cash bar. Paddle Raiser. Live Auction. Silent Auction. Dinner. Games. And More! Register HERE.
AUGUST 26th, 2017: Join the Tamarisk Coalition and local river experts for Raft the River, a fun, educational float trip and dinner along the Colorado River in Fruita, Colorado from 1:00 pm~6:30pm. This year will have a new floating stretch of river compared to previous years from Rimrock Adventures to the Loma Boat Ramp. This one-day float trip, guided by Rimrock Adventures, 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. Register HERE.
SEPTEMBER 18th- 20th, 2017: The COSA steering committee is delighted to announce that the 2017 conference will be held at Beaver Run Resorts in Breckenridge. As information is available, it will be posted on the COSA website.
SEPTEMBER 26th-27th: Setting Watershed-Scale Priorities in Riparian Restoration, CMU University Center, Grand Junction, CO. This workshop is being organized by the Center for Colorado River Studies at Utah State University and hosted by the Hutchins Water Center. The goal of this event is to describe tools and strategies that agencies and organizations can use in deciding where to work, what to do, and how to establish appropriate and achievable goals in riparian rehabilitation and restoration. For more information or to register click HERE.
OCTOBER 3rd-4th, 2017: The EPA Region 8 is hosting a Wetlands Conference to convene federal, state, tribal, and local representatives and NGOs to share information and best practices related to wetlands management. The 2017 conference in Boulder, Colorado will include sessions on stream and wetland restoration; mitigation; monitoring and assessment/mapping; and federal, state, and local level aquatic resource protection. The conference will allow stakeholders to discuss opportunities, hurdles, strategies, and potential solutions associated with protecting aquatic resources in Region 8. The event will facilitate networking, peer-to-peer learning, and collective problem-solving on specific issues, and allow regulators to share updates and learn from stakeholders View the conference webpage here and register here.
OCTOBER 10th-12th, 2017: Save the Date - 2017 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference at the Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO. This highly popular event expands cooperation and collaboration throughout our state for natural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement by informing citizen groups, agencies, consultants, and legislators about current issues and through networking opportunities. In 2017, the conference will focus on “Coming Together – the Confluence of Science and Society.”
OCTOBER 26th-28th, 2017: Join the Land Trust Alliance Rally this year in Denver, Colorado, for a gathering packed with diverse topics to explore and great colleagues and friends to learn and share with. Rally has all of the resources you want to take your conservation skills further. Rally is the Land Trust Alliance's annual gathering of nearly 2,000 inspired and passionate land conservation practitioners from the US, Canada, South America and beyond, who are dedicated to conserving cherished places in local communities. Registration now open. Learn more here