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Middle Colorado Watershed Council                (Spring blooming willows)
E-Newsletter for May 2014

Annual State of the Rivers Meeting 

"Our Water - This Year and Beyond"  is the theme for this year's report on the state of the Middle Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers.  Co-hosted by the Colorado River District and the Middle Colorado Watershed Council, the event will be held on Wednesday, May 14th, at the Garfield County Public Library in Glenwood Springs, from 6:00 to 7:45 pm.  Water managers will present information on current and expected reservoir operations and in-stream flows in our basin with an eye towards short- and long-term water supply forecasts.  Click here to view a press release and the evening's agenda. 

First Annual River Clean Up a Success

On a blustery Saturday morning in April, 61 energetic volunteers gathered on the banks of the Colorado River to pick up trash as a display of their commitment to river stewardship.  Sponsored by the Middle Colorado River Council, the clean-up effort spanned from South Canyon to Silt.  Over a hundred bags of trash, recyclables, and discarded tires were collected and properly disposed.  Volunteers enjoyed a riverside BBQ afterwards, providing the opportunity to compare the most "interesting" finds.
In addition to thanking the hard working volunteers and our dedicated planning committee, we would also like to thank our projects sponsors:  Alpine Bank, Alpine Quest Sports, American Rivers, BLM, Bridgestone Tires, City Market, Coalatree Organics, CDOT, Colorado River District, Elk Creek Bar and Grill, Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Garfield County, Haute Plate Catering, Independence Press, Riverfront Landowners, Marty Voller and Crystal River Meats, Maud’s on Main, Mr. T’s, New Castle Diner, Post Independent, Roaring Fork Anglers, Starbucks, Sugar Rush Bakery, Swire Coca Cola, Thunder River Fly Fishing, Town of New Castle, Vitamin Cottage, and Waste Management.


Upcoming Meetings/Events of Interest

Western Yellow Billed Cuckoo Ecology and Survey Training.  Join representatives from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory to learn more about:
  • The ecology of this shy and faciniating bird
  • How to visually and aurally identify cuckoos
  • Survey protocol (as this isn't a formal training, permits will not be issued for future surveys should listing of the species occur)
The workshops will occur on May 15th & June 12th, 7-10 am, in Grand Junction (register for one day; class is the same both days). Click here for more information.

Agricultural Hydropower Workshop - The Colorado Small Hydro Association will be hosting an Agricultural Hydropower workshop in Glenwood Springs on May 29th. The purpose of the workshop is to inform attendees about developing small hydro in Colorado, and more specifically, it will share the results from a recent Agriculture Hydro assessment. Interested workshop attendees will include property owners interested in hydro development, local utilities, ditch companies, environmental consultants and state and local officials.  Click here for more information.

Tamarisk Coalition is proud to be working with a host of partners throughout Colorado to bring you the 2014 Riparian Restoration Workshop Series!  Several workshops are still in the planning stage, but those that have already been scheduled can be viewed here.  On-line registration is currently open.
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