Trainings & Workshops Early September

Colorado Rural Water Association is hosting a Operator Training and Certification Review - September 6th-7th, 2018. This two-day training is designed to assist and prepare individuals taking their Certification Exams by providing educational information. The course also serves as a refresher course for certified operators. More information, including fees, schedule, and location, click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 6th, 2018: From Planning to Implementation Webinar: A Look at Steamboat Springs' New Stream Management Plan. Join Water Education Colorado from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on September 6  to learn how science and local priorities led to recommendations in Steamboat Springs' new stream management plan, what a completed plan means for existing flow agreements, and how implementation might look going forward. While the webinar will focus on Steamboat's work, lessons learned from their process will be applicable across the state. Register and learn more HERE.

Butterfly Pavilion will be offering the final session of 2018 Urban Prairies Project trainings beginning on September 9th. In this hands-on, 5-week course, volunteers will learn everything from site analysis to monitoring protocols to public engagement. To find out more about the program, please contact Amy Yarger at or 720-974-1874.

Join Water Education Colorado on September 18 for a 5th anniversary, full-day tour of the 2013 flood-affected zone along the Front Range (to begin and end in Loveland). Jump on the bus with lawmakers, water managers, attorneys, engineers and members of the public to get an up-close look at various recovery projects. Participants will learn about the initial actions that were taken to protect lives and property as well as the subsequent projects that were undertaken to recover and build resilience. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today!

RiversEdge West is putting on a River Management Workshop - September 20th, 2018. This is a workshop for White River riparian landowners and managers to learn about resources for river and riparian restoration: from invasive vegetation control to grazing management to NRCS and state funding opportunities. For more information, including pricing and registration, click HERE

Shadowcliff and the International Society for Sustainability Professionals is putting on Beyond Sustainability: A Workshop for Professonals - September 23rd - 27th, 2018. If your day to day work involves a focus on sustainability then this workshop is right for you. Come and experience new tools to elevate your work, the power of sharing a common experience with colleagues, an experienced and engaging faculty, and the reinvigorating connection to the very heart of why you do the work you do. For more information, including schedules and registration, click HERE

The Center for Watershed Protection presents Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series:

  • Stormwater and Green Infrastructure for Combined Sewer Systems- September 12, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
  • Innovations in Stream Restoration Design and Construction- October 10, 2018, 1-2:30 PM ES
  • It Ain’t Easy Getting Green: Incentivizing Watershed Programs- November 14, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST

Find pricing information and registration HERE.

Wetland and Waterfowl Ecology and Management Workshop. The three-day Wetland and Waterfowl Ecology and Management Workshop will be held September 25-27, 2018 from 8 AM - 5 PM in Grand Junction, CO. This training is being hosted in collaboration with US Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, RiversEdge West, Wetland Management & Educational Services, Inc., and Scaup & Willet LLC. Topics include wetland, wetland plant, and waterfowl ecology; geomorphology and hydrology of wetlands; aquatic invertebrates; and management considerations specific to western Colorado. Field trips to several local wetland sites will occur each afternoon. Email Adonia Henry at for more information. Deadline to register is September 5th. 

Water Education Colorado presents Rethinking the Big Picture: Building Relationships into Program Design and Evaluation - October 9th, 2018.  This workshop will benefit anyone who delivers projects or programs. The lessons learned can be applied at various scales - from short-term projects to organizational program management. Additionally, these skills are useful for various sectors, including municipalities, nonprofits, watershed coalitions, consultants and businesses. For all the details, including registration, click HERE

American Stormwater Institute is putting on the Denver Qualified Stormwater Inspector Training - October 29th-30th, 2018. In this two-day course they will cover all the topics to ensure that you meet the regulatory requirement to conduct Stormwater Inspections. They will review the requirements of your state MS4, Construction, and Industrial General Permits; they will discuss what it takes for you to be in compliance with the permits; they will discuss inspection techniques that will help you better evaluate whether or not other permittees are in compliance with their permits – and how that influences your permit compliance. All the details and registration can be found HERE.