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State of the Rockies Project presents on the health of the Colorado Springs River Basin

City Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn Thursday, June 20th


The City’s next Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn on Thursday, June 20 will feature a presentation from Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project. The State of the Rockies Program seeks to increase public understanding of vital issues affecting the Rocky Mountain Region. The Project, in its eleventh year, has focused on different issues affecting the 8-state region from agriculture to energy development. Over the past two years the Project has focused on the Colorado River Basin and the issues of water in the Southwest. In addition to employing the Project’s traditional approach of student-faculty collaborative research, culminating in the publication of their annual State of the Rockies Report Card, the Project has also incorporated new elements that tie in social media outreach and the region’s strong ties to outdoor recreation. Two Colorado River expeditions that resulted in a full-length documentary and a video series have helped to highlight the research being conducted and have raised awareness of the increasingly stressed state of water supply and demand in the West. This presentation will focus on the work of the Project over the past two years and its work on the Colorado River.


The Lunch-n-Learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12:49 p.m., at City Hall, 107 Nevada, in the Academy Room, on the 1st floor. (Note different location) Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from reused City banners. 


Each month, the City sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on an environmental issue. Questions? Contact Ellery Miller at 719-385-5286 or