The year 2012 was remarkable for the history of water regulation in Colorado. It marked the 75th anniversary of the legislation that created many of Colorado’s water management organizations, the 100th anniversary of the Rio Grande Reservoir, the 50th anniversary of the Fryingpan-Arkansas project in the Southeastern Water Conservancy District, and the 10th anniversary of the start of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education.
In order to celebrate these anniversaries and acknowledge the importance of water in Colorado’s culture, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education developed the Colorado Water 2012 Initiative. Through fundraising, the initiative raised $130,000 and used it to spread its message of water awareness to over 500,000 Coloradoans.
CLE participated in the Colorado Water 2012 Initiative by hosting quarterly water book club programs, which were webcast throughout the state. Justice Hobbs presented on and signed his books, Living the Four Corners and Into the Grand, at one of these book club events. He also introduced Patty Limerick at the October event about her book, A Ditch in Time.
The Colorado Foundation for Water Education plans to continue many of the projects it began in partnership in 2012. For more information about water-related events in 2013, click here. For continuing updates on water in Colorado, click here.