Water 2012: The Rio Grande Basin Partnering for Colorado’s Water Future

Category: Education
Organization: Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative
Date Approved: November 2011
Basin Funds: $15,000
State Funds: $0

In 2012, the State of Colorado celebrated the anniversaries of numerous water landmarks, including the 100th anniversary of Rio Grande Reservoir and the 75th anniversary of the Colorado River District. The year was recognized by the United States and Colorado Legislatures as “the year of water,” and a statewide initiative was started to create a water-focused public education campaign.