In Bloom

Ferril Lake in Denver's City Park is a favorite summer stop for those looking to relax in the sun or take a trip around the lake in a paddle boat. Last summer, a perfect storm of heat and increased nitrogen from goose droppings allowed algal blooms to thrive. Blooms of up to 10 feet thick … Continue reading In Bloom

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2017 New Year’s Resolution: Invest in Water Quality to Invest in Your Health

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

Your Values, Colorado’s Environmental Health

By Jacquelyn Murphy What do you think of when someone says “environment?” Having grown up near the ocean, water is central to my concept of environment—wide open skies with puffy clouds, chirping birds, warm sun, and crashing waves. In Colorado, it’s easy to think of the mountains, evergreens, and red rocks, yet water is central … Continue reading Your Values, Colorado’s Environmental Health