Announcements Late August

AUGUST 29th, 2019: Desert Rivers Collaborative Summer Meeting. The Desert Rivers Collaborative (DRC) is hosting a summer partnership meeting on Thursday, August 29th, between 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Mesa County Workforce Center, Room D in Grand Junction. The meeting will be a great place to hear updates from some of their partners, learn more about work in the Grand Valley, and to make connections. It’s free and open to the public. Please email Rica Fulton with any questions at For more information, head HERE.

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.

Mountain Studies Institute released a detailed article on their water sampling in the Weminuche Wilderness. Read the full article HERE.

Colorado Water Conservation Board will hold upcoming workgroup meetings about a potential water-demand management effort in public. To read the full article, click HERE.

Denver Water is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a rare exemption to the Safe Drinking Water Act over how best to keep lead out of its customers’ tap water. For the full article, click HERE.

Ruedi Reservoir and other Colorado waterways are facing an increased threat of infestation by invasive mussels that could interfere with the function of dams and irrigation systems and harm native fish, according to state and local authorities. For the full article, click 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. 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.