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Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative

*Attention* The Spring Mock Envirothon Competition scheduled for April 1, 2020 at ASU has been cancelled. This will not be rescheduled. The Colorado State Envirothon competition scheduled for April 21-22 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. We are continuing to monitor the situation for our upcoming summer programs, but as of March 26, 2020, these have not been postponed or cancelled. We will keep everyone updated here and at our Facebook page in the coming weeks. Thank you and stay safe!


The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative is a non-profit dedicated to being a resource for teachers and community members regarding conservation education. This means lessons in the classroom, field trips, interaction with the river study trailer, a national poster contest, high school Envirothon competition and workshops, and an amazing opportunity to engage students with their local environment and natural resources.

Whether it's a science lesson about water quality, a social studies lesson about the history of irrigation and water rights, or an observation turned Language Arts narrative, RGWCEI staff are happy to provide materials, supplies, and an extra hand in creating engaging learning outcomes for kids in all grades.

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.

Current Events

The next RGWCEI Board meeting will take place Thursday, April 16th at 9:00 AM in the San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District Office in Alamosa.


Schedule your Spring Programs! 

 If you missed our Class to Field options last year, they're back! Click here to learn more about utilizing RGWCEI staff with your class curriculum.

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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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