By the Colorado Water Trust staff In October 2016, The Durango Herald carried a modest story sporting the headline, “Trout Discovered in Creek Long Devoid of Fish.” In the southwest corner of Colorado, where abandoned mines and contaminated streams have long been a part of the otherwise magnificent mountain landscape, this is encouraging news—especially for a … Continue reading Change Brings Hope
By Ralf Topper HB 17-1076 is currently making its way through the legislative process having passed the House and the Senate. This legislation, concerning rulemaking for artificial recharge of nontributary aquifers, opens the door for opportunities to implement aquifer storage and recovery programs in nontributary aquifers outside of the Denver Basin. Nontributary groundwater, as defined … Continue reading Opinion: Bill Promotes Opportunities for Implementing More Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Projects in Colorado
The Colorado Foundation for Water Education is excited to announce its 2017 Water Leaders class, as participants ready for their first day of an eight-month journey that begins next week on Monday, March 13. The Water Leaders program is recognized as the premier professional development course for Colorado's water community. This year will mark the 10th … Continue reading Tenth Water Leaders Cohort Prepares for First Class
CFWE is proud and excited to announce Jayla Poppleton as our new Executive Director!
Sometimes you go
round and round,
search and search,
and come back
Greg Hobbs 1/11/2017
From email from Eric Hecox:
I am pleased to share the exciting news that the Colorado Foundation for Water Education has a new Executive Director, and we welcome our very own Jayla Poppleton into that leadership role.
Many of you know Jayla as the longtime editor of Headwaters magazine. As senior editor for Headwaters since 2009, Jayla’s vision, creativity, and dedication to excellence have made CFWE’s flagship publication an invaluable resource for Colorado’s water community. In addition to Headwaters, Jayla previously oversaw CFWE’s full suite of print and digital content. During her tenure with CFWE, Jayla has established a significant network in Colorado’s water community, building relationships with members and fostering partnerships and donor relationships. She has continued to play an increasingly valuable role in strategic organizational decisions for the Foundation.
Last year, Jayla…
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By Trisha Oeth, Commission Administrator, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Water Quality Control Commission The views represented are those held by the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission. It’s that time of year again—time … Continue reading 2017 New Year’s Resolution: Invest in Water Quality to Invest in Your Health
Nicole Seltzer, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's former executive director moved on last week from her position at CFWE to pursue a personal goal of spending more time enjoying Colorado's mountains. While working at CFWE, Nicole led the organization through a period of growth by doubling staffing levels, diversifying programs, and increasing the budget by over 60 percent. … Continue reading Successful Implementation of Colorado’s Water Plan Requires a Data-Driven Mindset
December is full of holiday celebration, time with friends and family, and for the Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE); it is the time when applications open to one of our flagship programs, Water Leaders. The Water Leaders program is recognized as the premier professional development course for the water community in Colorado. Each year, 15 water … Continue reading Water Leaders for Colorado’s Future
Drought conditions in the Colorado River Basin will continue to be a focus at the Colorado River Water Users Association Annual Conference which runs tomorrow through Friday, Dec. 14-16, 2016 in Las Vegas. The conference will feature expert speakers, panelists and discussions and is regularly attended by key decision makers from Colorado River Basin states. … Continue reading Grand Valley Farmers Participate in Drought Planning Effort
Surely you've heard by now and hopefully you've already supported your favorite nonprofits in Colorado...but if you didn't know, today is Colorado Gives Day! For about 9.5 hours more, until midnight tonight, Dec. 6, Coloradans across the state are invited to give where they live by donating online through coloradogives.org. But it's more than just one day, it's … Continue reading It’s Colorado Gives Day!
Colorado Foundation for Water Education board member Lisa Darling, a leader with 25 years of experience in Colorado water resources, is the new executive director of the South Metro Water Supply Authority. Darling has served on the CFWE board since 2012. Darling will work with SMWSA’s 13 water provider members to continue the region’s progress … Continue reading CFWE Board Member Lisa Darling to Head South Metro Water Supply Authority