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Big Thompson Watershed Forum’s 10th Annual Meeting

The Big Thompson Watershed Forum will have its 10th Annual Meeting, “Voices From The Watershed” on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. The Big Thompson River Watershed, an area encompassing approximately 900 square miles, provides drinking water to numerous cities in Northern Colorado including Estes Park, Loveland and Greeley. The Big Thompson River Watershed is important to more than 800,000 people as it carries water from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project (C-BT) and is used for residential, commercial, agricultural, recreation, and wildlife habitat purposes. The mission of the Forum is to protect and improve water quality in the Big Thompson River Watershed through collaborative monitoring, assessment, education and restoration projects.

This year’s topics include: Mercury in the Rocky Mountains; water quality impacts in the brewing industry; emerging contaminants in Colorado water resources; aquatic nuisance species in Colorado – Zebra & Quagga mussels; nutrient enrichment and disease emergence in freshwater ecosystems; effects of beetle-killed trees on water quantity and quality in North-Central Colorado; and three lakes water quality issues on the west slope Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT) project system – Grand Lake, Lake Granby & Shadow Mountain Reservoir.
The 10th Annual Meeting will be held at the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District headquarters in Berthoud, CO from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $15 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited. For additional information and details, please contact Zack Shelley at zshelley@btwatershed.org.

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