Conferences & Events Early July

JULY 7th, 2018: Yampa River Clean-Up. The Friends of the Yampa, the Yampa River State Park and the Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Parrotheads are organizing their annual river clean for Saturday, July 7th, 2018. This event is an annual “river wide” clean up effort that engages volunteers to give back to the Yampa River and to remind us all to respect the Yampa by keeping it clean and trash free. There will be 3 locations for participants to volunteer this year, one in Steamboat Springs, one at the Yampa River State Park near Hayden and one in Craig, Colorado. For more information, including registration, click HERE.

JULY 8th-14th, 2018: Camp Rocky. Camp Rocky is an educational, week long residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources! Camp is located outside Divide, Colorado. Camp Rocky’s professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experiences. Students work in teams, making new friends from across Colorado. For more information, click HERE

JULY 16th, 2018: Do you love the environment? Do you love pizza? Then come out to iPie Pizzeria in Wheat Ridge on July 16 and enjoy some pizza with IES and support the environment! Over THIRTY PERCENT of all sales from the day will be generously donated by iPie to IES to fund water pollution prevention, urban forestry and environmental stewardship programs. Bring your family, friends, and any pizza lovers that you know to iPie between 11 am and 9 pm on Monday, July 16 for delicious pizza! For any questions, contact Carol at

JULY 19th, 2018: Anderson Farms near Erie will host a half-day tour of their farm starting at 9am. This tour will highlight the irrigation methods used for a variety of crops, showcasing both traditional and new irrigation techniques. There is no cost to attend, please register HERE.  

JULY 26th, 2018: Reception on the River: Join The Water Connection, the water resources and policy arm of The Greenway Foundation, to celebrate the past, present, and future of our urban waterways! This event will host 250 local leaders in engineering, law, architecture, government entities, water provision, and non-profits at a new location this year: STEAM on the Platte!  Come learn about all the projects and programs aimed to improve the urban waterways in Metro Denver; including our Clean River Design Challenge, our efforts to minimize trash in our urban waterways through utilization of Gutter Bins, and more! For more information, click HERE. 

AUGUST 4th, 2018: Glenwood Springs RiverFEST and River Clean-Up: Join the MCWC at the Glenwood Springs RiverFEST on Sunday, August 4th! Hosted by the Glenwood Springs River Commission, RiverFEST is an annual celebration of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, complete with live music, informational booths, fly fishing demos, stand up paddleboarding, and of course, a morning river clean-up! The MCWC will have its own clean-up team, so keep an eye out for more details and for a MCWC Clean-Up Team invitation. For more information, click here

AUGUST 22nd - 24th, 2018: Colorado Water Congress 2018 Summer Conference and Membership Meeting takes place annually for two and a half days. The 2018 conference will be in Vail at the Hotel Talisa. The high-energy Summer Conference is packed with great topical content. It's a don't miss event for those who wish to stay informed about water issues in Colorado while engaging in numerous professional development activities. This conference includes expert presentations on issues including land use planning, growth, and climate, A new, interactive conference format. There are opportunities to earn CLE credits. For ore information and registration visit Colorado Water Congress.

AUGUST 28th - 30th, 2018: Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) 2nd annual Silverton Innovation Expo.This year, the Expo Committee has invited mining executives, venture capital, and agency personnel.While other conferences or expos may be larger, this event is intentionally invites pioneers, early adopters, and those on the leading edge of technology and innovation to a targeted conversation to advance innovation in remediation. This year's themes include: Valuing Water as an Asset, Changing the Equation: Water and Wastes into Products and Advancing Technology, Characterization & Models. Register HERE.

SEPTEMBER 10th-12th2018:  2018 Colorado Open Space Alliance (COSA) conference. Do you have open space, natural resource management, or conservation expertise that you’d like to share?  They are seeking presentations for the conference, which is themed “Ripple by Ripple, Water is the Driving Force in Nature.”  Read more about this HERE.

OCTOBER 9th - 11th, 2018: 13th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. The Color of Water: Exploring the Spectrum, Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO. Don't miss the premier watershed conference in Colorado. Expanding cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado in natural resource conservation, protection and enhancement by informing participants about new issues and innovative projects and through invaluable networking. For information and registration go to SCW Conference 2018.

OCTOBER 24th-25th, 2018: 29th Annual South Platte Forum at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The conference will feature an exciting lineup of speakers and topics, and a great opportunity to network. Find the list of speakers and their bios HERE, and all general and pertinent information and links HERE

OCTOBER 30th, 2018: 10th Annual Water Conservation Symposium at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Join them for the 10th Annual Colorado WaterWise Water Conservation Symposium in Denver, Colorado! They have a great program that will appeal to many audiences. Register now as space is limited. To register, visit their website HERE.

NOVEMBER 7th-8th, 2018: 8th Annual Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum will be held at CMU University Center in Grand Junction, CO. For more, click HERECALL FOR ABSTRACTS will expire June 30th. Click HERE for details for abstracts