Conferences & Events Late August

AUGUST 21st, 2019: The Happiest Hour in Steamboat by Colorado Water Trust. Colorado Water Trust is hosting a happy hour fundraiser from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Colorado Water Congress in Steamboat Springs. Join CWT to learn more about their work across Colorado, and induldge in food and drink! For more information and to RSVP head HERE.

AUGUST 21st, 2019: Tour of Cozy Point Open Space from 5:00-6:30 p.m. This is your chance to join Roaring Fork Conservancy and City of Aspen Parks & Open Space on an excursion onto Cozy Point Open Space. With Brush Creek running through it, this 170-acre parcel includes multiple ecosystem types and is managed for multiple uses including horses, agriculture, education, ranching, recreation and habitat preservation. Come see how the land, water and human elements work together at Cozy Point! This FREE program brought to you by the City of Aspen Parks & Open Space. For more information and to register click HERE.

AUGUST 24th, 2019: Gunnison River Festival. The Gunnison River Festival (GRF) strives to educate water users throughout the watershed about the Gunnison River and put on a wide variety of events from concerts to whitewater races that appeal to all. Due to this amazing water year, the main festival event with whitewater races, educational booths, food, and more was rescheduled to Saturday, August 24th, 2019. Visit the website HERE for more information.

SEPTEMBER 7th, 2019: 2019 Watershed By Bike. Shuttle, bike, learn! Explore and learn about one of the most beautiful sections of the Middle Colorado watershed with MCWC. Meet at Glenwood Adventure Company at 8:15 AM to shuttle to Bair Ranch, where riders will start their ride through scenic Glenwood Canyon. There will be educational stops along the way with our featured speakers. Bikes and helmets are included as well! Suggested donation is $10/person. For registration click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019: Family Exploration at Filoha. Bring your family to explore this unique thermal wetland called Filoha Meadows from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Learn about wildlife and their adaptations through games and hands-on activities in areas of Filoha Meadows not typically open to the public. This program is appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents. This FREE program is brought to you by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. For more information and to register click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 17th-19th, 2019: San Luis Valley Rural Philanthropy Days. RPD conferences include many opportunities to increase your understanding of nonprofit best practices, collaborate with other community leaders, and connect with Front Range and local funders. The funder roundtables are a signature of the RPD program and provide a unique opportunity to meet with grant-makers in a rural setting. The goal of RPD is to bring increased access to resources to support sustainable rural nonprofits, increase the engagement of funders in rural communities, and encourage effective collaboration on a regional scale. For more information head HERE.

SEPTEMBER 18th, 2019: Filoha Evening Walk: Elk & Bighorn Sheep. Take a rare, autumn, sunset walk to enjoy the unique and beautiful Filoha Meadows before its seasonal closure from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thermal hot springs, bighorn sheep, important elk habitat, a local bat population, healthy riparian habitat, and beaver ponds are only a few of Filoha’s distinctive attributes. John Groves, District Wildlife Ranger with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, will discuss elk and big horn sheep natural history, and the importance of Filoha Meadows for calving, habitat, and food. Bring binoculars (or a spotting scope) and a camera as we enjoy fall at Filoha. This FREE program is brought to you by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information and to register click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 18th, 2019: Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar. Registration is open for the Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. “Uncertainty: You can count on it; Feast or famine on the Colorado River” is the theme of this year’s affordable, one-day briefing on important Colorado River challenges. As the theme suggests, the historic poor snow year of 2018 was completely reversed by the healthy snowpack of 2019 and the unusual runoff, which continues to be strong. The cost to attend is $35 in advance and $45 at the door; the cost includes lunch. For full information and registration 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. For more information visit our SCW CONFERENCE webpage.

OCTOBER 23rd & 24th, 2019: The 30th Annual South Platte Forum. The annual conference will be full of expert speakers, relevant exhibitions, and informative topics, all set in The Westin Westminster. There will also be an off-site networking event for attendees on Wednesday, the 24th. To claim your spot, head HERE.

OCTOBER 30th, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: 11th Annual Water Conservation Symposium hosted by Colorado WaterWise at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The event will cover water, climate, drought, and planning for the future. For more information and registration, click HERE.