Colorado Foundation for Water Education: 2013 President’s Award Reception, May 3

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Click here to go the the CFWE website to register and learn all about the event. Click on the thumbnail graphic for a photo of last year’s shindig.

The venue this year is the Colorado History Museum. Here’s the pitch from the website:

Join the Colorado Foundation for Water Education on Friday May 3 to enjoy our 2013 President’s Award Reception. Help us honor Jim Isgar, the recipient of CFWE’s President’s Award. The award pays tribute to those who demonstrate steadfast commitment to water resources education. We will also bestow our Emerging Leader Award upon Amy Beatie.

Jim Isgar, 2013 President’s Award

Looking at Jim Isgar, a bit grizzled from recent chemotherapy treatments to battle cancer, I see a generous man who stands as tall as Mt. Hesperus. Due north of Isgar’s family farm and ranch, Mt. Hesperus in southwestern Colorado’s La Plata Mountains is one of four mountains considered sacred to the Navajo. Isgar irrigates off the La Plata River outside of Breen, southwest of Durango. Like his father, Art, he has served on the H.H. Ditch Company board of directors, including 25 years as its president.

Amy Beatie, 2013 Emerging Leader Award

Amy Beatie fights drought by putting water back into parched Colorado streams for fish, wildlife and people. In the summer of 2012, when Western Slope streams were running precariously low, the nonprofit Colorado Water Trust she leads helped to hold some of the hardest-hit waters together.
“In February of 2012, the snow wasn’t catching up,” says Beatie. “In March we realized the snow wasn’t coming at all. It looked like a bad drought would hit every basin in the state.”

More Colorado Foundation for Water Education coverage here.

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