Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative

Current Events

- The next SLV Envirothon Workshop - Wildlife will be Wednesday, March 29 at 9:30 am. Meet at Del Norte High School for the first session. Lunch will be provided, and then we'll head out for the field workshop near South Fork. Contact Bethany Howell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot!

- The next RGWCEI Board meeting will take place Tuesday, April 4th at 5:30 pm at the San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District conference room.

Youth Conservation Camp Registration Now Open

Have your child been waiting all year to register for camp? Maybe your child has never to experienced three days of conservation education in the beautiful Rio Grande National Forest. Now's your chance! Camp registration is open until June 6, 2017, but capacity is limited, so make sure your child doesn't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Youth Conservation Camp Counselor Applications

We are now accepting applications for junior and senior camp counselors for our youth conservation camp at Beaver Creek Campground in South Fork on June 20-22, 2017. If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, love kids, love the outdoors, and want to strengthen your leadership skills, then Apply Now! Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2017

 

 

Welcome!

The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative has grown from a conservation poster contest and a handful of school visits and community outreach events to over 10,000 student visits a year, a variety of field trips for students and community members, a kids' conservation camp, grazing and farming workshops, serving as an education voice on many boards, committees and educational programs and a Project Wet, Project Learning Tree, and Food, Land and People and local curriculum provider.

Throughout all these changes, the mission has remained the same - to provide quality informative education about conservation and the use of natural resources to San Luis Valley farmers, ranchers, land owners, community members and students.

RGWCEI's partnership with local Valley agencies and farmers and ranchers means that we're all dedicated to providing that education and awareness to our children. With such dedication, there's a real chance that our next generations will be passionate, educated, and eager to be part of their environment.

Bethany Howell, Executive Director
Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative

 

BCYCC FlyTying

Kids at conservation camp observe an expert fly fisherman create lures.

 

Anti-discrimination Policy: The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation Education Program prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

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