La Junta: The 20th Annual Arkansas River Basin Water Forum, April 22-24

Arkansas River Basin -- Graphic via the Colorado Geological Survey
Arkansas River Basin — Graphic via the Colorado Geological Survey

Click here to go to the forum website for all the details.

From the Lamar Ledger:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 10th Annual “Bob Appel -Friend of the Arkansas” Award; presented each year at the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum meeting.

The award is designed to honor an individual who has over the years demonstrated their commitment to improving the condition of the Arkansas River as it flows from its headwaters near Leadville to the Colo. state line.

The award is meant to recognize someone who has helped to promote the best management practices in the usage of water in the Arkansas River basin. Their efforts may include contributions in the general areas of development, preservation, conservation and/or leadership. The ability to reach out to as many constituents as possible, and cooperation and consensus building, is an important aspect in the consideration of this award.

Other considerations include, but are not limited to the nominee’s length of service in the area of water resources, the impact of their accomplishments, and their respect within the water community of the Arkansas River basin.

Nominations should include a thorough description of why the individual is being nominated as well as any testimonials or letters of recommendation.

Nominations may be sent to Jean Van Pelt at Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District 31717 United Ave. Pueblo, Colo. 81001, e-mail –, fax – 719-948-0036.

Nominations need to be received no later than Friday, March 21, 2014. If you have any questions about the award or the nomination process, please email or call Jean at 719-948-2023.

The Forum will be held on April 23 and 24, 2014 at Otero Junior College, in La Junta, Colo. Forum information is available at

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