Watersheds are for Learning

By Sarah Johnson, MAEd, Water Educator Network Coordinator, Colorado Foundation for Water Education I love to teach. I am a connector. Thinking like a watershed is my nature, not my job. Rivers connect us to each other across communities, landscapes and time. We are part of our watersheds and influence our rivers; not separate. It is … Continue reading Watersheds are for Learning

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Thanks for the Memories: A Farewell Message from Your CFWE Intern

Today is my final day as the Communications and Operations Intern for the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. Am I ready to leave? Not really—I want to stay forever. In the past when I got to the point of leaving a job, I really wanted to leave, so this is a new experience for me. … Continue reading Thanks for the Memories: A Farewell Message from Your CFWE Intern

Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s New Executive Director, Jayla Poppleton! — Greg Hobbs

CFWE is proud and excited to announce Jayla Poppleton as our new Executive Director!

Coyote Gulch

Sometimes you go
round and round,

search and search,
and come back

home!

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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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Successful Implementation of Colorado’s Water Plan Requires a Data-Driven Mindset

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

A New Partnership Means More Water Education for Colorado!

At CFWE's recent President's Award Reception, I was pleased to join Nivin Elgohary, Senior Vice President at CoBank, to announce a new partnership between our organizations. CoBank, as an integral member of the United States' Farm Credit System, serves as a dependable provider of credit and other financial services to benefit rural America, and is … Continue reading A New Partnership Means More Water Education for Colorado!

A Citizen’s Perspective on Her Water Utility

By Kristin Maharg As a professional working to educate Coloradans on the value of water resources, I’m drawn to public process. How are we exposed to civic issues, why should we care about community planning and what are meaningful ways to participate in decision-making? These are powerful questions that can lead to a more engaged … Continue reading A Citizen’s Perspective on Her Water Utility

Tickets on Sale Now for The Great Divide Film Premiere

The Great Divide, a feature length documentary exploring the historic influence of water in connecting and dividing an arid state and region, will premiere at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Tickets cost just $20.00 and are on sale now.  Proceeds will place … Continue reading Tickets on Sale Now for The Great Divide Film Premiere

Increasing consciousness: Arizona’s investment in water education

I spend a fair amount of time in the Phoenix area visiting my sister and her family.  The warm winter days are a great alternative to blocking the cold drafts that sneak through my 100 year old windows in Denver.  I visited last fall and was happy to attend a luncheon panel on the Colorado … Continue reading Increasing consciousness: Arizona’s investment in water education

Colorado’s Transbasin Diversions: Perspectives

"The interesting thing about all of these tunnels is you look through them and you can see a pinpoint of light at the end," says Wayne Vanderschuere, the general manager for water and wastewater planning at Colorado Springs Utilities.  Vanderschuere was talking about transbasin diversion tunnels. The Colorado Foundation for Water Education returned from our transbasin … Continue reading Colorado’s Transbasin Diversions: Perspectives