Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative
The next RGWCEI Board meeting will take place Thursday, March 29th at 8:30 am in the RGWCEI office at 125 Adams Street, Monte Vista, CO.
Youth Conservation Camp Counselors Needed
Applications are now open for junior and senior camp counselors for our youth conservation camp. Applicants must be 14 years old or have completed 8th grade to apply as a junior counselor. Applications will be open through mid-April. Click here to apply!
Class 2 Field Program
Our classroom activities and lessons are available throughout the winter! Get your class engaged with water lessons now and transition to a field trip in the spring!
Our class activities are prepared and taught by RGWCEI staff and transition easily into a fun field experience. Check them out here.
Registration will open March 16th! Check back to reserve your child's spot at camp this year.
2017 Conservation Poster Contest Winners!
We are so excited to announce the winners of our annual poster contest. Please click here to see a complete list of winners from our participating schools!
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
Kids at conservation camp observe an expert fly fisherman create lures.