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CPRW and partners receive the 2016 Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Award 


In 2015, CPRW partnered with The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps, Wildland Restoration Volunteers & the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to form the Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative (ECFHI). The ECFHI is a collaborative effort that aims to reduce the negative impacts of catastrophic wildfires to protect forest health, water supplies, and communities. The ECFHI also seeks to build the capacity to reduce wildfire risk work by training volunteers and youth to implement wildfire mitigation safely and effectively.  Every year, the Larimer County Environmental Advisory Board and Larimer County Commissioners recognize the innovative and proactive environmental efforts of county residents, businesses, organizations and/or agencies through the Environmental Stewardship work. Thanks to the Scout Ranch for nominating our group and Larimer County for recognizing our efforts with this award! 

 

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CPRW News & Events 

Science & Technical Committee Meeting
Our next meeting date is TBD. Please be on the lookout for more information soon. We will not have a meeting over the summer. 
 
Volunteer Opportunity for River Appreciation Day! 
This Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) Odell Brewery is celebrating the Poudre River by organizing a river clean-up in Fort Collins! We are in need of a few more crew leaders to help. If you are interested, you will be required to attend a training during lunch on April 17 or April 19 and will need to be at Odell at 8:45am the morning of the event through lunchtime (celebratory beer provided after!). If you are interested in signing up to crew lead, please email Hally. CPRW will be at Odell Brewing all day, so if you can't volunteer, come join us for a beer in the afternoon!
 
Post-fire Restoration Volunteer Opportunity
We are in need of 3 volunteers to help us complete a post-fire gulley restoration project that was started last year. Volunteers must be willing to work in steep terrain with tools to dig, carry rocks & move logs into the gulley. Gloves & hard hats will be provided. The project is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2nd. Work will begin around 9am and wrap up around 4pm. If you are interested in volunteering email Hally
 
 
If you haven't yet, download the Fort Collins Ale Trail app & get great deals at 22 local breweries and bars (with more coming soon) around the Front Range! Purchase a Trail Pass for $20 and select CPRW as the beneficiary. You will receive a Donation Coupon that explains the deal provided by each participating brewery. Go to the website for more information. 
 

News & Events Around the Watershed

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Poudre RiverFest!
When? Saturday, June 2 from 12-6pm
Where? New Belgium Oxbow 
What? Celebration, Restoration & Education!
Listen to live music, enjoy New Belgium beer & local food trucks,  and attend various education workshops throughout the day! Stay up-to-date with festival information on the website and Facebook page
 
Red Feather Lakes Prescribed Burn
The Red Feather Lakes Prescribed Burn concluded on March 15. The goal of the burn was to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and wildlife habitat, and protect watersheds. Crews accomplished burning a total of 1,700 acres in March. CPRW and USFS staff hosted a tour of the prescribed fire. It was a great opportunity for attendees to see firsthand what goes into implementing a prescribed fire and to see how staff and volunteers use fire as a safe and cost-effective tool to protect our forests and communities. 
Photo of the Red Feather Prescribed Burn by the USFS-Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grasslands
 
Check Daily Snowpack Here
Check Poudre River Flows Here
What a difference a year makes! Check out these photos from our Skin Gulch post-fire/post-flood restoration project from 2016 and 2017. In just one year, there was substantial growth of native grasses, forbs and willows!
 
ACCOMMODATION NOTICE
The Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public’s access to and participating in public meetings is a priority of the CPRW. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the CPRW, please call Hally Strevey at 970-222-5754 or email hallys@poudrewatershed.org within 3 days before the scheduled meeting date in order to allow the Coalition to better accommodate your request. CPRW does not provide assistance or contract with a person or entity that discriminates based on disability.
 
 
 
 
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Larimer County 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award
CPRW press release LaCoaward.pdf
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Recovery and Preparedness Information Bulletin
Spring EM Newsletter FINAL 4.1.2014(1).p[...]
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CPRW hired Jennifer Kovecses as the Executive Director.  Please see the press release for more information.  

press release ED 2_13_2014_final.pdf
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Contact Us

Jennifer Kovecses

320 E. Vine Drive, Suite 213

Fort Collins, CO 80524

jenk@poudrewatershed.org

970-222-5754

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