Announcements Late July

Results of the 2019 Survey of Colorado Agricultural Producers on Watershed and Stream Management Plans has been released. For highlights, click HERE. For the full report, click HERE.

The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law is seeking session proposals and speaker nominations for inclusion in the 2020 Western Places/Western Spaces annual conference. Download the RFP Guidelines| Download a sample submission form| Submit Your Proposal Online here.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced that Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company (Sinclair) will pay $1.6 million in penalties and install additional pollution controls to resolve violations of air emissions limits and monitoring requirements at its refinery in Sinclair, Wyoming. The settlement follows actions by Sinclair to install approximately $20 million in pollution controls at the refinery and requires the company to take additional measures to reduce harmful emissions of sulfur dioxide. Read the full press release HERE.

Colorado’s Instream Flow Program, that enhances streams, gets a second chance to expand this summer. Read the full article HERE.

Regulation 84 stakeholder meeting notes and an updated draft Reg. 84 proposal from the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Water Quality Control Division (WQCD) are posted HERE.

The June 2019 Drought Update is posted on the CWCB website. All of the presentations from past meetings can also be found on the CWCB website. The next Water Availability Task Force Meeting will be held on July 23, 2019 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife; additional information can be found at or by contacting Ben Wade at

The Colorado River just got a boost that’s likely to prevent its depleted reservoirs from bottoming out, at least for the next several years. For the full AZ Central article and a video about this update, head HERE.

Center for Health & Environmental Justice is exploring the possibility of working on a national campaign around water contamination. Several bills related to clean water have been introduced last year. These relate to testing school pipes, testing and repairing pipes within HUD housing, and testing and repairing older pipes in cities and towns that need new infrastructures. They are monitoring water related legislation that will be reintroduced this year. CHEJ would like to understand better where and what water concerns people in the network have in terms of drinking water, infrastructure and contaminated water sources. Please LET THEM KNOW whether or not there is a water related issue in your community, even if you are not working on it at this time.

Call for Abstracts and Symposia Riparian Restoration Conference | Abstracts due October 31, 2019. RiversEdge West invites you to share your work or session proposals with the riparian restoration community at the 18th Annual Riparian Restoration Conference (RRC)—one of the leading riparian restoration conferences in the West—to be held February 4-6, 2020 in Grand Junction, CO. View the call for abstracts flyer HERE.