Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative

Current Events

The next RGWCEI Board meeting will take place October 17th at 8:30 am in the San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District conference room.

Check out our list of upcoming Fall 2017 Programs! Schedule with us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Class 2 Field Program

It's never too early to incorporate one of our activities or field trips into your upcoming lesson plans!

Our class activities are prepared and taught by RGWCEI staff and transition easily into a fun field experience. Check them out here. 

Save the Dates for the 2017 School Pumpkin Patch 



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


BCYCC FlyTying

Kids at conservation camp observe an expert fly fisherman create lures.


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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