The Poudre River is life-blood for Northern Colorado communities. All of us have a stake in it, whether we irrigate crops or lawns from it, drink it from our taps, raft or fish in it, or work to improve its health. The Poudre River Forum is our chance to come together once a year to discuss our challenges, bridge our differences, and coordinate our efforts.
The 2nd Annual Poudre River Forum will take place at The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, on Saturday, January 31st, from 10am to 3:30pm, followed by a celebration of the river until 5:00 pm with donated local beer, and jazz by the Poudre River Irregulars.
This year’s theme is One River, Many Voices. Building on the foundation laid at the first annual Poudre River Forum, this year’s program digs deeper into the difficult issues, including:
• If We’re Going to Grow, How Can We Grow in a Water Smart Way?
• Stories of River Cooperation—Can We Write One for the Poudre?
• Prospective Poudre Projects: Pursuing the Permits
• The Urban River: What Are We Doing to Embrace the Poudre as It Flows Through Our Communities?
• Here Today but Gone Tomorrow? Buying and Selling Water in the Poudre Basin
Pre-registration of $30 or $50 is required by January 26th. Students 18 and under can register free. Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the registration. Register now at www.cwi.colostate.edu/thepoudrerunsthroughit.
Sponsored by The Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group
The group is in its third year, bringing together for dialogue and action a diverse group of leaders with agricultural, urban, environmental, recreation, and business interests. Sharing their knowledge and experience, the group has identified and is working on cooperative action to meet multiple goals pertinent to its working river, healthy river theme. Our mantra is “Let’s Make the Poudre River the World’s Best Example of a Working River that’s also Healthy.” Learn more about us at www.cwi.colostate.edu/thepoudrerunsthroughit.
Facilitated by Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University.
For more information, contact MaryLou.Smith@colostate.edu