Tom Cech, 2018 Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

On Friday May 11, Water Education Colorado will celebrate water education and water leadership at its annual President’s Reception. Each year, WEco honors the work of a Coloradoan who has a body of work in the field of water resources benefiting the Colorado public, a reputation among peers and a commitment to balanced and accurate … Continue reading Tom Cech, 2018 Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

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Study Session with Joe Burtard

Water Educator Network Member Feature – March 2018     Name: Joseph Burtard Position: External Affairs Manager Organization: Ute Water Conservancy District Became a WEN member: March 2015 Watershed: Colorado River Basin From: Carbondale, CO Favorite River: Thompson Creek  Our Favorite Quote: "It takes a community to raise a child and that’s exactly what the water festival is doing. We are planting … Continue reading Study Session with Joe Burtard

SWCD: the Weight of Water on Public Lands, with Laura Spann

Interview with a WEco Board Member By Cody Williams We spoke with Laura Spann, program coordinator for the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD), which was created by the Colorado General Assembly to protect, conserve, use, and develop the water resources in the southwestern corner of the state. Laura oversees the district’s financial assistance program and … Continue reading SWCD: the Weight of Water on Public Lands, with Laura Spann

Study Session with Jean Van Pelt

Water Educator Network Member Feature - Jan. 2018 Name: Jean Van Pelt Position: Arkansas Basin Roundtable - Public Education, Participation, and Outreach Workgroup (PEPO) Coordinator Organization: Arkansas Basin Roundtable; PEPO Became a WEN member: April 2016 Watershed: Arkansas Basin From: Southern Colorado - Born in Walsenberg and grew up in Pueblo Favorite Stretch of River: Along … Continue reading Study Session with Jean Van Pelt

TEN Resolutions for Water Education and Engagement in 2018

By Jayla Poppleton {STEAL THIS!} It’s the start of another new year, when the world feels full of possibility. Here at Water Education Colorado, we’re kicking off 2018 by first acknowledging our deep gratitude for the community we’re part of. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in ways big and small in 2017 to make … Continue reading TEN Resolutions for Water Education and Engagement in 2018

Introducing Water Education Colorado

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education, first founded in 2002 by an act of the state legislature, is introducing a new outlook that comes with a new name: Water Education Colorado. Tasked with the mission to help Coloradans understand that water is a limited resource and to help them make informed decisions, the organization's next chapter aims … Continue reading Introducing Water Education Colorado

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

Eric Kuhn, 2017 Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

TONIGHT, Friday, May 12th, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education will celebrate water education and water leadership at its annual President’s Reception.  Each year, CFWE honors the work of a Coloradoan who has a body of work in the field of water resources benefiting the Colorado public, a reputation among peers and a commitment to balanced … Continue reading Eric Kuhn, 2017 Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

Preventing Water Pollution Starts in Your Backyard

Agricultural runoff is a prominent source of excess nutrients in water sources, but this nonpoint source of water pollution can originate with excess fertilizer being used on urban landscapes as well. On April 13, 2017, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education was joined by Steve Lundt with the Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir Watershed Association … Continue reading Preventing Water Pollution Starts in Your Backyard