Today, The Colorado Water Congress sent out their first newsletter from the new Colorado Water Stewardship Project. This special undertaking has been brewing for the past year– from the newsletter:
Its purpose is to ensure that CWC members and water stakeholders from around the state are prepared for any Public Trust doctrine ballot initiatives that would disrupt ownership or management of Colorado’s water resources. Specifically, the project will monitor any ballot filings or legal actions for a Public Trust doctrine assess the public level of knowledge and support for the doctrine, and create and implement a communication and action plan to inform water stakeholders. The Colorado Water Stewardship Project has now been adopted as the new name for the effort that began under the working title of the Public Trust Special Project.
Find the full newsletter here with information on last month’s webinar on public perception of the public trust, contact information and a soon-to-be-approved Colorado Water Congress resolution in opposition to the Public Trust doctrine initiative.