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  • SAVE THE DATE! RiversEdge West's 21st Riparian Restoration Conference will be held on March 5-7, 2024, in Grand Junction Colorado. For more information click here!

2024 RiversEdge West Riparian Restoration Conference


 Past 2023 Events Sponsored by the Ruth Powell Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University


  • 2023 Upper Colorado River Basin Water ForumThe 12th annual forum was held Oct 30-31st at Colorado Mesa University's UC Ballroom, in Grand Junction, CO. The forum theme was Reshaping the River: Reimagining Water Use & Management in the Upper Colorado River Basin. The forum had a diverse array of speakers from across the Colorado River Basin. Agenda topics included innovative agricultural water management practices, resilient riverscapes, updates from state agencies, unpacking and understanding diminishing water supplies, reauthorization of recovery programs, and networking events.
  • 2023 Natural Resources Job Fair and Networking Event In collaboration with Career Services and the Fish & Wildlife Club, The Ruth Powell Hutchins Water Center invites you to participate in the 2023 Natural Resource Job Fair. Held from 3 to 5pm on February 15, 2023 in the University Center's Ballroom.
  • 2023 Natural Resources Seminar Course-The Hutchins Water Center has teamed up with Colorado Mesa University's Environmental Science and Technology department to present the 2023 Natural Resources Seminar Series. All encompassing, this course will cover topics related to natural resources in the Western US, including water, soil, land, mineral, and energy. Guest speakers are invited from industry, government agencies, and the academic community to give formal oral presentations followed by informal discussion with students, the community, and faculty. This seminar series is free and open to students and the community. Click Here for the speaker schedule. 
  • 2023 Mesa County State of the River - Join the Colorado River District and the Ruth Powell Hutchins Water Center for the Mesa County State of the River event on Thursday, April 13th from 5:30-8 p.m. in Grand Junction at the CMU Ballroom.
  • 2023 Water Center Education and Adventure Field Day -- The Hutchins Water Center has teamed up with the Outdoor Program to bring you a relaxing, fun day of BBQ and SUP at Connected Lakes on April 28th from 3 to 6 pm! Speakers will present from Rivers Edge West and US Fish and Wildlife. Admission, gear, transportation, and food are FREE!


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