Trainings & Workshops Early April

EPA Alliance Training Group offers an Intro to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act through online training. The course will walk you through the requirements, the management of Universal Wastes, and common hazardous waste violations that could occur at your facility. Furthermore, fill out a quick form and perform some action items, provided in the course, to meet your annual RCRA training requirements! The RCRA 102 Advanced course will be ready this March! Check out their complete list of training topics HERE.

APRIL 3rd, 2019: Full-day Water Law Class at Colorado Mesa University! “Water Law in a Nutshell” with Aaron Clay. *Approved for 8 hours of CLE Credit* This seminar will cover all aspects of the law related to water rights and ditch rights as applied in Colorado. Subject matter includes the appropriation, perfection, use, limitations, attributes, abandonment and enforcement of various types of water rights. Additional subject matter will include special rules for groundwater, public rights in appropriated water, interstate compacts and more. Registration fee includes lunch and materials. Register HERE.

APRIL 6th-7th, 2019: OSI Instructor Training, Denver. Those with experience in leading stewardship crews can learn how to teach others the Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI) Crew Leadership for Trails curriculum, expanding Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) or your own organization's efforts to train new Crew Leaders. REGISTER now.

APRIL 9th, 2019: The Color of Law: A Conversation about Segregation and Environmental Racism Webinar. 12:00 p.m. - 1:15p.m. MDT. The Center for Creative Land Recycling will welcome Richard Rothstein, author of the 2017 book The Color of Law, to frame the history of segregation in the United States, and help us understand how racial segregation shapes redevelopment decisions today. Join CCLR for this first in a series of webinars that explore what different local jurisdictions are doing to mitigate the risk of displacement as a result of land recycling. Note: It is highly recommended that you read the Color of Law, available at local libraries and from book sellers, prior to this webinar. Register HERE.

APRIL 10th, 2019: Writing a Powerful Case for Support Webinar
Choosing the right words is key if you want approval for your grant request, or to secure any financial contribution. Your case should define and describe WHY you do what you do, WHO you do it for, HOW your work is relevant, and WHAT IT TAKES financially to do it. A powerful, well-written case inspires action. Too often a case for support is dry, long-winded, written by committee, and rarely read after it is created. This high-energy, interactive webinar, presented by Lori Jacobwith, will shift how you craft a case for support. By the time this session is over, you will (1) understand what a case for support is and why it’s critical to craft before asking for money; (2) identify key words to include in your case for support; and (3) learn how to succinctly answer seven simple questions that must be answered in any case for support. This webinar is ideal for new and intermediate grantwriters. $69 per person. Sign-up HERE.

APRIL 10th, 2019: Webcast 1: Nutrient Trading, 11:00 - 12:30 MST
Nutrient trading is a tool that offers both risks and opportunities for meeting Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), the pollution limits established in certain waterways. Trading allows dischargers that have exceeded their nutrient discharge reduction goals to sell their excess reductions as credits to other dischargers. Some states have established nutrient trading or offset programs, with varying degrees of participation. In this webcast, we will look at the increasing exploration of nutrient trading, review case studies of trading programs, and discuss the future of nutrient trading in meeting pollution reduction regulations. Center for Watershed Protection Non-member webcast admission $159. Register HERE.

APRIL 10th & 11th, 2019: NutrientSmart Webinar. NSmart is a proposed voluntary program to recognize water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs), and their watershed partners, progress towards reducing nutrients in waterbodies. The EPA’s Office of Water and the NSmart Steering Committee are hosting an interest and information webinar to introduce a proposed voluntary recognition program for POTWs, WWRFs, communities, and other stakeholders and potential partners that have reduced or are working towards reducing nutrient loadings to streams, rivers, lakes, and other surface waters. The EPA wants to know how best to engage with you and make recognition valuable to you, your ratepayers, partners, and local communities. Sign up HERE.

Calling all college students! 21-Day Earth Corps 2019 Field Studies Course. Earth Corps is run by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) in partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to provide motivated, environmentally conscious students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Colorado wilderness. The application deadline is April 12, 2019. Find the full course description and register HERE.

APRIL 12th-14th, 2019: Crew Leadership for Trails Training with OSI, VOC.
April 12th-13th, Durango | April 13th-14th, Alamosa
Learn the fundamentals of crew leadership and sustainable trail methods! All trainees will receive a Crew Leader manual and a set of quick reference cards to take home and immediately apply to outdoor stewardship projects. Campsites are provided. Register now.

APRIL 12th & 13th, 2019: River Watch Training. River monitoring efforts will include both Hermosa and Junction Creek this year. River Watch shares Mountain Studies Institute's goals of providing quality data and education to empower policy makers and the public to make sound, science-based decisions. MSI monitors water quality every month, performing field tests and collecting samples to send into the River Watch lab for analysis. Contact Jeremy May ( to get involved and learn more HERE

APRIL 10th-May 22nd, 2019: ESRI ArcGIS Free Online Course. Love maps? Make better ones. Once, only cartographers made maps. Today, anyone can. With coaching from experienced cartographers and practical, hands-on exercises using ArcGIS Pro, you'll become a smarter mapmaker, ready to go beyond the defaults and make better maps. This free, online course runs from April 10 to May 22, 2019. Students can expect to spend a minimum of two to three hours per week on course material. Students who complete all content earn a certificate of completion from Esri. If your whole team makes maps, have everyone register! Learning together will help everyone gain greater cartographic insight and skills. Register now HERE.

APRIL 16th, 2019: Building a Better Tomorrow for Community Water Science: Introducing the Work of the Water Data Collaborative and the Internet of Water, 11:00-12:00 MST
This webinar will introduce viewers to the work of the Water Data Collaborative and the Internet of Water. These two analogous efforts are working to build better infrastructure to make water data more documented, discoverable, and useful. Learn about the tools and resources we are creating to help turn your data into useful information that guides water protection across the country. Register HERE.

APRIL 22nd & 23rd, 2019: Collective Impact 101: Coming Together to Address Complex Issues
APRIL 22nd in Gunnison, CO | April 23rd, 2019 in Ridgway, CO
We know that to address multifaceted issues – hunger, public lands management, education, managing an arts district – we need to work together. “Collective Impact” goes beyond “Collaboration,” providing a way for producing extraordinary results, together.  This workshop with San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days will provide interactive learning to explore what collective impact is, its foundational components, and how it can be applied in your community. Registration is open! Register now HERE.

April 23rd, 2019, 11am-12pm: Webinar - Water Meter Replacement through Performance Contracting with Colorado WaterWise. Water meter replacement projects can be done when meters age or proactively to improve water meter accuracy, water use data, water leak detection, and even increase utility revenue when under-reading meters are replaced.  Performance contracting is one way to implement and finance the costs of this work; water utilities can hire companies (i.e. energy service companies, or ESCOs) to do the work of replacing water meters, and these companies will guarantee the performance of the new meters installed.  While many of these projects have happened around the country, only recently have utilities been able to do so in Colorado. Join this webinar to learn more about performance contracting and water meter replacement projects, as well as a case study example. Register today!

APRIL 23rd, 2019: TECH WEBINAR - Water Plan Analysis, Agriculture by Colorado Water Conservation Board. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register HERE. The Colorado Water Plan Analysis (formerly, SWSI) serves as the technical backbone to the Water Plan. Leading up to the study's full release in July 2019, select data insights and tools will be released gradually for early stakeholder review. Check in HERE for general information on the project. See all monthly technical webinars HERE.

APRIL 25th, 2019: Request for Water Process Webinar. 1:00 p.m. Colorado Water Trust has opened up the second year of Request for Water Process with the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). The Request for Water Process streamlines and enhances an existing CWCB program that provides benefits to water right owners for using their water rights to help keep rivers and watersheds healthy. Access the website for details and resources to answer your questions HERE, and register HERE.

APRIL 27th-28th, 2019: Spring Trail Skills, Beulah, CO
Get ready for the stewardship season and brush up on your trail skills with the best of the best! You'll work with some of VOC's most highly trained and experienced instructors and Crew Leaders to practice and fine-tune everything from trail construction to rock work and drainage structures. Campsites are provided. Register now.

APRIL 30th, 2019: Conquering Your Data Management Monster: Best-practices and tools for every skill-level and every budget, 11:00-12:30 MST
Data management doesn’t have to be complicated and scary. This webinar will walk participants through best practices, key elements, and helpful tools that will ensure data is structured, machine-readable, and interoperable for many different use cases. This webinar is targeted at a wide audience from novices to data experts working to ensure their data enterprise can immediately be leveraged for creating actionable information. Register HERE.

MAY 11th-12th, 2019: Crew Leadership for Trails Training with OSI, VOC. Buena Vista
Learn the fundamentals of crew leadership and sustainable trail methods! All trainees will receive a Crew Leader manual and a set of quick reference cards to take home and immediately apply to outdoor stewardship projects. Campsites are provided. Register now.

JUNE 10th-14th, 2019: Western Rivers Teacher Workshop,Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado. Utilize western rivers to meet interdisciplinary academic standards creating relevant place based context for your students. Registration opens February 2019 through the Extended Studies program.

JUNE 15th-16th, 2019: Crew Leadership for Trails Training with OSI, VOC. Golden
Learn the fundamentals of crew leadership and sustainable trail methods! All trainees will receive a Crew Leader manual and a set of quick reference cards to take home and immediately apply to outdoor stewardship projects. Campsites are provided. Register now.

Online Courses Available Through Colorado Rural Water Association. Industry studies have shown employee-training budgets for most water and wastewater utilities are tighter than ever. Web-based operator certification and license renewal training provides employers and their employees the flexibility of taking training courses at their own pace without the hassle and cost of attending live classes. Check them out HERE.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is offering a Water Studies Online Certificate to provide training and skills relevant to careers in water studies, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. From lifelong learners who want to know more about water preservation to those working in green and sustainable professions, this unique certificate provides introductory level training and skills relevant to a wide range of fields in the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors, including water industries, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. Find out more HERE.