Conferences & Events Early April

APRIL 4th, 2019: Cascade Crossroads Public Screening in Breckenridge. Summit County Safe Passages, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, and Rocky Mountain Wild are excited to bring you the story of the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, and the wildlife crossings and roadway improvements within it. It is a win-win for people and animals that offers a new model for major infrastructure projects bisecting wild places. The film aims to not only share this unique story but also inspire action in other landscapes facing similar tensions between wildlife and roadways. This event is FREE to the public! Check out the flyer HERE.  

APRIL 4th, 2019: A Special Screening of The Biggest Little Farm. Vali 3 Theater, Monte Vista | 6:30 p.m. This special screening of the documentary "The Biggest Little Farm" will benefit the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust and the Rio Grande Farm Park. Together, we are one of the few independent groups who have been granted the ability to screen this documentary before its release in May. Watch the official trailer HERE and get your tickets HERE!

APRIL 9th, 2019: Advancing Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup Conference. The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, in conjunction with the University of Nevada at Reno, the Colorado School of Mines, and Trout Unlimited, presents the Summit: Advancing Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup – With or Without Good Samaritan Legislation to be held in Reno, Nevada. Registration is free. See the MMSA Web site to sign up for a ticket and sign up for the mailing list to get updates on the summit preparations. Get the Free Ticket HERE.

APRIL 9th, 2019: Roaring Fork Conservancy Building Tour with USGBC Roaring Fork. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Gear up for the Rocky Mountain Green Conference in Denver with this Local Edition. Join Rick Lofaro of the Roaring Fork Conservancy, Matt Armentrout formerly of Harry Teague Architects, and Tom Schramer of Koru Ltd. for this building tour and networking event. Each of these professionals will bring a different perspective and knowledge to the tour. Space is limited, REGISTER today!

APRIL 10th, 2019: Wild Hope film screening and discussion presented by Wilderness Workshop. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, CO. Wild Hope tells the story of our deep spiritual connection to the natural world, a connection that has the power to rewire our brains, take us back to our deepest roots, and change how we think and act in a world needing our care. FREE and please RSVP HERE.

APRIL 11th & 12th, 2019: Rocky Mountain Green (RMG) Conference with The Alliance Center. RMG is the largest conference in the Rockies that convenes building professionals, sustainability leaders and change makers from across the Rocky Mountain region for a full day of educational sessions, networking opportunities in the expo hall and discussions around today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues - REGISTER.

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 20th, 2019: Family Spring Stewardship Day, Johnson Habitat Park, Denver, CO. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Each Family Stewardship Day starts with an hour-long volunteer project, followed by games and crafts with our South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE) staff! This event is free and breakfast is provided, but prior registration is required. Register HERE.

APRIL 24th, 2019: An Evening with Jonathan Thompson, author of 
River of Lost Souls 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | CMU University Center. This event will be free and open to the public, with a reception (complimentary beverages provided by Palisade Brewing) followed by a slideshow and talk. RSVP HERE!

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. The Partners in the Outdoors Conference is SOLD OUT. A limited number of "Friday Only" registrations are available. Register HERE. Please contact Carley Engfer at to register as an exhibitor.

APRIL 25th-28th, 2019: 5Point Adventure Film Festival in Carbondale, CO. CORE is a proud community sponsor! Learn all about the 5Point Adventure Film Festival HERE.

APRIL 26th, 2019: Proposals are due for the 2019 Colorado Open Spaces (COSA) Conference, which is themed “Past Reflections, Future Destinations - Celebrating 20 Years”. This year’s conference will be held September 16-18, 2019 at the Steamboat Grand Hotel,  in Steamboat Springs. Discover more session topics and submit proposals HERE.

APRIL 27th, 2019: Fryingpan River Cleanup at 8:30 a.m. in Lyons Park, Basalt, CO
Help clean up one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country! Volunteers of all ages welcome! Join us for a free breakfast before cleaning up a 1-mile section of the river. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most Unusual Trash, and Best Photo. Event Details | Register

MAY 9th, 2019: Boulder Social with Institute for Environmental Solutions and Ocean First Institute. The Ocean First Dive Shop in Boulder will host the IES Chemical Footprint Project team for an evening social. IES is partnering with their sister nonprofit, Ocean First Institute, to present a workshop on Reducing Your Chemical Footprint. It will be a great opportunity for the local Boulder and diving communities to connect with both organizations. IES will demonstrate how trace concentrations of toxic chemicals in personal care and household products affect you and your environment, how to avoid them, and how simple it is to reduce your footprint. Everyone will get a chance to make their own safe products to take home: all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, and hand sanitizer. Make a commitment to reduce chemical footprints on your own terms and take home recipes and safe DIY products to share. Shrinking your chemical footprint is easy, healthy, and proactive, all in one hour. For details email Helen McGrath,

MAY 15th, 2019: The Denver Metro Water Festival at Red Rocks Community College. They are looking for volunteers! Learn more HERE.

JUNE 29th, 2019: 12th annual Ridgway RiverFest. Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership is excited to bring another family-friendly, lively community festival to you at Rollans Park in Ridgway. With no admission fee for festival goers, this event would not be possible without donations from sponsors. UWP is now seeking sponsorships from $100 to $2,500. To find out more, please go to their RiverFest Sponsor Resources webpage, or email Tanya at

JUNE 8th – 11th, 2019: San Juan River Trip. Glen Canyon Institute (GCI) is proud to partner with Holiday River Expeditions for a special trip down the San Juan River to benefit Glen Canyon Institute. This four-day expedition into the Lower stretch of the San Juan River finishes at Clay Hills—above its confluence with the Colorado River—offering some of the most scenic beauty in the entire Colorado Plateau as well as a firsthand glimpse at the San Juan’s restoration as it enters Glen Canyon. Register HERE.

JUNE 12th – 14th, 2019: Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days | North Fork Valley, Colorado
This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Western Slope region, so mark your calendars for the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with funders, participate in professional development opportunities and network with other community leaders in the region. Western Slope RPD serves Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa and Pitkin counties. Register now HERE.

  • Grantseekers: $150 Early Bird (March 25 – April 21) | $175 Regular Price (April 21 – June 2)

  • Thursday Only: $100 Regular Price (March 25 – June 2)

  • Grantmakers: $195 Regular Price (March 25 – June 2)

  • Scholarships: to cover half of the registration fee (received by April 21)

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.

AUGUST 6th-7th, 2019: Join Denver’s Public Works and Denver Water on a two-day tour of Denver’s watershed to explore how water moves from source to faucet and storm drain. The Denver Watershed Tour is designed for classroom and informal educators to learn more about how water gets to and moves through our communities. Throughout the tour, participants will engage in interdisciplinary activities to bring back to the classroom. For more information, click HERE.

OCTOBER 8th - 10th, 2019: 2019 SUSTAINING COLORADO WATERSHEDS CONFERENCE "THE HUMAN ELEMENT" at the Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO. The 2019 conference will explore the influence of The Human Element on water and watersheds in Colorado and the West. Our growing human presence and resulting impacts on watersheds is undeniable. At the same time, our human experiences and social/emotional connections to watersheds are integral components to be considered in the work to preserve, protect and restore our watersheds. Together we will delve into our impacts and connections. We will look for ways our influence can be fostered and mitigated to avoid loving our home to death.Early Bird registration begins in July. For more information visit our SCW CONFERENCE webpage.