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Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative

*Youth Conservation Camp 2020 has been CANCELLED Due to COVID-19* 

We are so sorry to announce that due to the uncertainties and risks associated with COVID-19 virus cases in the San Luis Valley, we will not hold Youth Conservation Camp this year. Our staff and board have agreed that it is in the best interests of our staff, partners, and participants to be as safe as possible during this time. We hope you will consider us for your child's camp experience in June 2021. Our best wishes to you all for a happy summer.  ~ RGWCEI Staff (Bethany & Hannah)


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.

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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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