CRWCD News Drop 3/9

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NEWS DROP

Tuesday, March 31
Moffat County State of the River 

Join the Colorado River District, the Community Agriculture Alliance and the Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable for the 2020 State of the River in Craig. A free community dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by presentations at 6 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Topics include a report from the Colorado River District, a water supply outlook, changes to West Slope water, updates from the roundtable and the Division 6 engineer and how you can get involved in upcoming water management plans.  For full agenda, to register or get more information, click here.

Wednesday, April 1
Routt County State of the River

Join the Colorado River District, the Community Agriculture Alliance and the Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable for the 2020 State of the River in Steamboat Springs. A free community dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by presentations at 6 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Topics include a report from the Colorado River District, a water supply outlook, changes to West Slope water, updates from the roundtable and the Division 6 engineer and how you can get involved in upcoming water management plans.  For full agenda, to register or get more information, click here.

Drop In: UPCOMING EVENTS

Yampa River Fund’s First Grant Cycle is Open

Applicants Have Until March 24, 2020 to Apply

The Yampa River Fund is now accepting applications for its first round of grants. The fund has approximately $100,000 to $200,000 available to award to successful applicants. Applicants will have between February 11 and March 24, 2020 to submit applications.

The Yampa River Fund will invest in projects that will:

  • Enhance water security for communities, agriculture, the economy, and the natural environment in the Yampa Valley;
  • Support a healthy, flowing river and enhance critical low flows through water leases from reservoirs, and;
  • Maintain or improve river function through a holistic approach to restoration of riparian and/or in-channel habitat.

April 3rd

2020 Current Water Issues on the Western Slope

Join the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers for a seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The agenda is being developed but topics will include pre-fire mudflow planning, aquatic habitat considerations, hazard mitigation planning, stormwater management and Drought Contingency Planning. Registration is $30, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. April 1. More information is available here.

Contact Drake Ludwig DLudwig@wrightwater.com or call (970) 945-7755 ​ with any questions.

April 3rd

Wading into Watershed Health

Water supply and water quality are inextricably linked to the health of our watersheds–from forest to valley floor. Irrigators, municipalities, tribes and fish populations are among those impacted by recent wildfires. Efforts to bring significant financial support to southwest Colorado for forest management and wildfire mitigation have been successful. Also, the regional forest products industry is gaining momentum as economic incentives shift.

Join us in a conversation about these topics at the DoubleTree Hotel in Durango on Friday, April 3  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and breakfast. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.

Registration includes catered breakfast and lunch. Click the button below to register or call 970-247-1302 x1.

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