Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Trainings, Workshops, & Webinars:

  • 9/14 Longmont – Xeriscaping and Native Plants. Xeriscaping and using native plants in our landscapes doesn’t mean gravel and ugly plants. Join Boulder County Extension Agent Sharon Bokan from 8:30 to 9:30 am on Saturday, September 14, as she shows that native plants can provide a beautiful, easy care, low water use landscape. Boulder Rights of Nature
  • 9/16 Longmont – Land Use in Water Efficiency Plans. Are you a water provider, a consultant, or someone in a position to write, guide, or approve Water Efficiency Plans? Water Education Colorado and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy invite you to join us for a workshop. This free workshop will focus on opportunities, requirements, and new guidance for incorporating land use practices into Water Efficiency Plans. Water Education Colorado
  • 9/18 Grand Junction – Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar. “Uncertainty: You can count on it; Feast or famine on the Colorado River” is the theme of this year’s affordable, one-day briefing on important Colorado River challenges. As the theme suggests, the historic poor snow year of 2018 was completely reversed by the healthy snowpack of 2019 and the unusual runoff, which continues to be strong. Colorado River District
  • 9/18 Frisco – Join us for a morning in the field to learn more about Summit County Safe Passages and the effort to reconnect Vail Pass. We will hear from agency and organizational partners about the importance of the area and accompany biologists from Rocky Mountain Wild and Denver Zoo to their field research site. Here, we will check a wildlife camera and learn about an on-going citizen science project that aims to understand how roads, specifically I-70, act as a barrier for wildlife. We will explore what it takes to build a wildlife overpass near this spot, learn about the collaborators in this special project and you can ask all your wildest wildlife questions. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 9/19 Frisco – Join us for a morning in the field to learn more about Summit County Safe Passages and the effort to reconnect Vail Pass. We will hear from agency and organizational partners about the importance of the area and accompany biologists from Rocky Mountain Wild and Denver Zoo to their field research site. Here, we will check a wildlife camera and learn about an on-going citizen science project that aims to understand how roads, specifically I-70, act as a barrier for wildlife. We will explore what it takes to build a wildlife overpass near this spot, learn about the collaborators in this special project and you can ask all your wildest wildlife questions. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 9/21 Littleton – Join Denver Audubon for the largest family event of the year and the only owl festival in the Denver-Metro area – HOOTenanny Owl & Music Festival! There will be live owl demonstrations with Nature’s Educators, a hidden owl scavenger hunt in their Native Plant Gardens, owl pellet dissections, educational owl booths, owl crafts, live folk music from local Denver band Nearly There, delicious eats from Migration Taco food truck, and owl merchandise from local vendors. Denver Audubon
  • 10/8-10 Avon – 2019 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. The 2019 conference will explore the influence of The Human Element on water and watersheds in Colorado and the West. Our growing human presence and resulting impacts on watersheds is undeniable. At the same time, our human experiences and social/emotional connections to watersheds are integral components to be considered in the work to preserve, protect and restore our watersheds. Together we will delve into our impacts and connections. We will look for ways our influence can be fostered and mitigated to avoid loving our home to death. Colorado Watershed Assembly
  • 11/13-16 Denver – State Environmental Leaders Conference. This year’s State Environmental Leaders Conference is shaping up to be a great event, and we hope you’ll attend. Join environmental advocates from across the country to share skills and strategies, network, and get inspired. State Environmental Leaders Conference

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