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Connecting the Drops: On Air

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Headwaters Winter 2014

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Learn more about water education and engagement in Colorado through the latest issue of Headwaters. Check out our toolkit that explores the major challenges educators say they face, plus inspiring ideas for overcoming them. Read the education and engagement issue here.

Order Headwaters. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your complimentary copy, or become a member to receive an annual magazine subscription.

Speakers Bureau

Are you planning an event, meeting or other activity and looking for an expert to talk to your group about water?

The Water Speakers represent water experts across the state, dedicated to educating others on the basics of Colorado water. At CFWE we're developing presentation resources, and working with speakers to help more Coloradans Speak Fluent Water. Visit the Speakers webpage or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

Water 101 Fact Sheets

fact_sheetsWater 101 fact sheets are one-page references available for download, printing and distribution. Hand out when giving presentations, teaching classes or for personal reference. Explore the basics of drought, and wildfire, or read through a series of NEW water conservation fact sheets that highlight the green industry's recommendations. Visit our Climate and Drought page to learn more.

Colorado Foundation for Water Education

2014 President's Reception

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Registration is now open! Support the Colorado Foundation for Water Education at our annual President's Award Reception. This spring we'll honor Alan Hamel with the President's Award and Sean Cronin with the Emerging Leader Award.

May 2, 2014
History Colorado Center, Denver
6-9:30 pm


Yampa Basin Tour

Register now for CFWE's annual river basin tour adventure!

We'll gain first-hand experiences learning about river recreation, agriculture, ecological health, future water demands and more in Northwestern Colorado's Yampa Basin. Tour with a diverse group of elected officials, decision makers, water professionals, interested citizens and many others to gain access to exclusive sites and expert speakers. Registration fees increase by $50 after May 9. Sign up to reserve your place today, space is extremely limited! Download the draft itinerary and register to see, experience and hear from:

  • Elkhead Reservoir
  • Craig Power Plant
  • Carpenter Ranch
  • City of Steamboat Springs
  • Stagecoach Reservoir
  • Finger Rock Preserve
  • And others along the way!

We also invite you to arrive early and join us for optional activities and an evening reception on Wednesday before the tour begins. Find detailed descriptions and register for activities here. Activity registration is seperate from tour registration. Choose from:

  • Custom guided rafting along Morgan Bottom section of the Yampa River
  • Fly-fishing clinic with Steamboat Flyfisher
  • Twenty Mile coal mine and restoration project tour
  • And, all are welcome to relax and network during a Wednesday evening reception at Carl's Tavern


Read more: Yampa Basin Tour


Urban Waters Bike Tour

group bike tourMay 13 and 15, 2014 join CFWE on our annual Urban Waters Bike Tours. We'll bring avid and aspiring cyclists together to understand how the South Platte River is related to urban development, environmental health and community stewardship. Meet a diverse group of students, young professionals and civic leaders for a leisurely ride along Denver's urban waterway. Download the itinerary, check out photos from last year's ride and click below to reserve your spot!

Click here for May 13 Registration-- This tour runs from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and includes lunch

Click here for May 15 Registration--We'll tour from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm and end with an ice cream social!

Read more: Urban Waters Bike Tour


Water Educator Network Coming Soon!


The Colorado Foundation for Water Education brings you an all new Water Educator Network!

We're improving the understanding of Colorado water issues by increasing the amount, quality and effectiveness of water education. Local water educators will thrive with tools, trainings and collaborations that are relevant to their work, easily accessible and simple to implement. Learn about Network membership benefits and events here or join us for:

April 29: Interpreting complex water topics webinar
May 27: Orientation webinar for new and interested Network members
TBA: "program evaluation", "water festival season debrief" and "working with schools"


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Upcoming Events

Tue May 13 @ 9:00AM - 12:30PM
2014 Urban Waters Bike Tour #1
Thu May 15 @ 2:00PM - 05:30PM
2014 Urban Waters Bike Tour #2
Thu May 29 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Water Educator Network Orientation Webinar
Wed Jun 11 @12:30PM - 05:30PM
2014 Wednesday Activity on Yampa Tour
Thu Jun 12 @ 7:30AM - 05:00PM
2014 Yampa River Basin Tour
Fri Jun 13 @ 7:30AM - 05:00PM
2014 Yampa River Basin Tour

Colorado's Water Plan

COwaterplan Colorado has arrived at an unprecedented point in water history, one where dialogue and consensus among water leaders is leading to a comprehensive plan to address our state's water challenges. CFWE is proud to support understanding of Colorado's Water Plan and the Basin Implementation Plans. Learn about CFWE's involvement here

Join the Discussion The most effective way to get involved is to be engaged in your Basin Roundtable. Learn more about when your Roundtable meets, who represents your basin, and what's going on with Colorado's Water Plan visit 

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Your Water Colorado Blog


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