Conferences & Events Early February

FEBRUARY 4th - 6th, 2019: ESRI Water Conference: Discover How GIS Helps Us Better Manage Our Most Precious Resource. Some of the topics that you can look forward to learning more about include; Big Data and Analytics, Watershed and Floodplain Delineation, Asset Management, Field Workflows and Mobile Applications. Post-Conference training will cover using ArcGIS for water utility workflows. Learn new best practices and solutions to strengthen your operations with the power of the ArcGIS platform. REGISTER HERE.

FEBRUARY 5th, 2019: Green New Deal Watch Party at The Alliance Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Watch party starts at 7:30 p.m. Hubs and homes across the country will host livestream watch parties to tune into a Sunrise livestream detailing the 2019 Green New Deal Strategy. There is a proposal before Congress in line with what the world's top climate scientists say we need. RSVP HERE.

FEBRUARY 5th-6th, 2019: High Plains No-Till Conference by Colorado Corn Kernels at Burlington Community Center. Don't be shy, stop by, say hi! Staff and board members will be on hand to share what the growers association and the checkoff are doing during these tough economic times for farmers in Colorado. Be sure to ask them about #CCGA2019Priority1. Get the full details HERE

FEBRUARY 9th, 2019: Winter Mining District Snowshoe Tour, hosted by Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership & Ouray County Historical Society. Hear stories about mining history on this guided trip up Red Mountain Pass. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Spaces are limited to 20. Seven more spots available. Do not delay – sign up now! DONATION: They kindly request a $30 donation to support their organizations, UWP & OCHS.

FEBRUARY 11th – 14th, 2019: Colorado Rural Water Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center, 1550 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO. For more information click HERE.

FEBRUARY 12th: SPREE Summer Camp Sign-Up. Registration opens to the public on February 12th. Looking for a way to get your kids outside and active this summer while you are at work? Don't want them to stop learning just because it's summer? SPREE is the camp for you!  They offer week long camps, running Monday through Friday from June through August, from 8:00AM to 6PM. Visit the Summer Camps page HERE.

FEBRUARY 21st & 23rd, 2019: Wild & Scenic Film Festival hosted by The Middle Colorado Watershed Council. At the Vaudeville in Glenwood Springs on Thursday, February 21st and at the Ute in Rifle on Saturday, February 23rd. Festival-goers can expect to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. Buy your tickets today! These shows are historic sell outs. Buy tickets for the Glenwood Springs showing HERE and for the Rifle showing HERE.

MARCH 7th, 2019: Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala. Join them on Thursday, March 7th at Mile High Station in Denver for this must-attend event for anyone who cares about rivers and trout! Enjoy a delicious meal, beer and wine, and your chance to participate in the auction and live program. They’ll be highlighting Colorado TU’s 50th anniversary throughout the evening and honoring William Reilly with their 2019 River Stewardship Award. Purchase your tickets HERE or sponsor a table and bring your favorite fishy friends.

MARCH 8th, 2019: The Fork Not Taken: A Two Forks Retrospective from 7:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at History Colorado Center. Following a continental breakfast, the AGENDA will feature two panel discussions. Discounted pricing and a limited number of scholarships are available for students—email Discounts are also available for members of Water Education Colorado, Colorado Trout Unlimited, and the History Colorado Center. SPONSORSHIP opportunities available. Don't wait to REGISTER.  

MARCH 12th-14th, 2019: HAR-CERSER 2019 Conference. Jointly hosted by High Altitude Revegetation Committee (HAR) and Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (CeRSER), the goal of the 2019 Conference is to enhance our understanding of ecological restoration and revegetation in diverse ecosystems using a variety of methods. Early-bird Registration and Poster Abstract Submission deadlines have been extended through February 15. For more information click HERE.

MARCH 13th-14th, 2019: Water in the West Symposium. Join leaders from diverse disciplines to dive deep into water issues affecting the region and to explore innovative solutions to water challenges. The Symposium will feature nationally renowned speakers, and showcase the efforts of various sectors in leveraging research, innovation, education, and creative policies to address the most pressing global water issues. For more information, click HERE.

MARCH 17th-23rd, 2019: Sustainable Trails Conference - Grand Junction, CO. Don't miss this convening of international trail experts in Grand Junction, CO. Participants will engage in hands-on workshops, concurrent and plenary sessions, and networking opportunities throughout the event. For more information, click HERE.

APRIL 5th, 2019: Southwestern Water Conservation District’s Annual Water Seminar from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Durango. For more than 35 years in southwestern Colorado, water managers, irrigators, municipal representatives, tribal members, environmental advocates, recreation enthusiasts, and interested citizens have come together each year for the Annual Water Seminar. It’s a unique opportunity to interact with other individuals who are passionate about water resources, and hear expert speakers from around the state and region. Find out more HERE.

APRIL 14th, 2019: Walk for Freshwater. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. CU South Denver-Globeology Exhibit. Walk with them and EXPERIENCE the global water crisis first-hand! GRAB YOUR WATER JUG and find yourself among elephants, giraffes, and howler monkeys. Find out practical ways that YOU can be part of raising awareness and funds to change the water crisis in Malawi. All event proceeds go to fund water and sanitation projects at schools in Malawi, Africa, through Freshwater Project International. See pictures and register HERE.

APRIL 19th, 2019: 2019 AWRA-CGWA Annual Symposium: Colorado Water Stories – Learning from our past, reimagining our future at the Mount Vernon Canyon Country Club, 24933 Club House Circle, Golden, CO 80401 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This year's conference will cover a range of topics from both a technical and policy perspective, including a deep-drill into ASR, geophysical applications, and how Coloradans are reimagining the river. For more details, check out THIS LINK.

APRIL 24th-25th, 2019: 25th Anniversary Arkansas River Basin Water Forum - A River of Dreams and Realities, at the Pueblo Convention Center. As one of the most important natural resources in our state, the water future of the Arkansas River Basin depends on education, dialog, and a deeper understanding of all sides of water issues. The Arkansas River Basin Water Forum has been at the forefront of this conversation for 25 years. Please join them to celebrate their 25th anniversary as they continue to work together to find common ground. For more information:

APRIL 24th-26th, 2019: 2019 Partners in the Outdoors Conference. Be a part of the solution as we shift from Planning to Action. Based on the Colorado Outdoor Principles and after months of collaborative work across the state from hundreds of partners, stakeholders and citizens, Colorado has drafted one of the finest Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans (SCORP) in the nation. For more information, click HERE.

JUNE 18th-20th, 2019: The 4th Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference will provide an opportunity for professionals to share ideas and lessons learned in stream restoration assessment, planning, design, construction, and evaluation, as well as other topical stream issues. The conference will explore stream restoration challenges and solutions, with a focus on the Intermountain West. For agenda click HERE.