FCAS Presents

JJ Audubon

"As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature."

"Colorado Water 101: Why Everyone's Talking Water"

presented by

Abby Burk

Western Rivers Regional Project Manager, Audubon Rockies

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.
Social Time begins 7 p.m.; Program at 7:20 p.m.

Watson Lake Diversion Fish Passage Structure: photo credit Kyle Battige

Abby Burk in front of the Colorado River.

As a headwater state, Colora-do’s water is some of the most sought after and hardest working in the West. Colorado’s rivers provide a lifeline for birds, other wildlife, agriculture, communities, and economies, both in and downstream of Colorado. A persistent drought, overuse, and climate change have pushed states to reach for new water solutions, right now. There is a lot at stake for people and the environment. The more we understand how Colorado’s water and the Colorado River are managed, the better decisions we’ll make. This year, 2020, will be a landmark year for Colorado water management. Join Abby Burk, western rivers regional program manager for Audubon Rockies, for an entertaining and conversational primer on Colorado water and the “Law of the River.” Learn more at http://rockies.audubon.org/rivers.

As the western rivers regional program manager for Audubon Rockies, Abby promotes cultural change in water use and river conservation through interacting with government representatives, state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, businesses, and by recruiting and training community leaders.

Join us at the Fort Collins Senior Center on Feb. 13 for this program that is free and open to the public.