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2017 Presenters and Exhibitors#

Big Thompson Watershed Forum
The Big Thompson Watershed Forum supports the protection and improvement of water quality in the Big Thompson Watershed through collaborative monitoring, assessment, and education/outreach projects.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. Our mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through partnerships.

Bureau of Reclamation
We divert water from the West Slope of the Rockies to the East Slope, providing the water that is stored in Horsetooth and Carter Reservoirs, i.e., about 50 percent of the water Fort Collins uses in an average year.

City of Fort Collins - Sustainability Services
To systematically, creatively and thoughtfully utilize environmental, human and economic resources to meet our present needs and those of future generations without compromising the ecosystems on which we depend.

City of Fort Collins - Wellness Team

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is responsible for Colorado's Ag in the Classroom program. Working so every generation understands their connection to agriculture and natural resources.

Colorado State Forest Service
The Colorado State Forest Service's mission is "To achieve stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations." CSFS operates within the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU, and fulfills the responsibilities of the Division of Forestry within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
CIRA is one of sixteen NOAA Cooperative Institutes, partnering with Colorado State University to provide leading research in satellite observations and numerical weather prediction research to improve forecasting and provide a better understanding of the Earth's atmospheric systems.

CSU Environmental Learning Center
Our mission is to connect people with nature by facilitating educational, inclusive and safe experiences in the natural environment and to advance the field of environmental education through sound research and practice. We are an outreach program through the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

CSU Extension, Larimer County
Colorado State University Extension Office - Larimer County, provides a variety of classes and resources to residents on food safety and preservation, local agriculture and gardening, and 4-H programs including positive youth development and STEM.

The Gardens on Spring Creek
The Gardens on Spring Creek is Northern Colorado’s community botanic garden. A partnership between the City of Fort Collins and the Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek, our collective mission is to cultivate a world class botanic garden, improve the lives of people, and foster environmental stewardship through horticulture.

ICON Engineering
ICON Engineering, Inc. was founded in January 1997 as a locally owned and operated consulting engineering firm. Our areas of service include nearly all aspects of civil engineering. We have widely respected capabilities in both public and private sector infrastructure planning, design, and construction management.

Larimer County Dive Rescue Team
The Larimer County Dive Rescue Team was founded in 1972 with the mission of rescue and/or recovery of people and property involved in water related accidents. The team is comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers and relies on the support of the community.

Larimer County Natural Resources
Natural Resources manages Larimer County's great outdoor places, including open spaces and magnificent water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices.

Mackenzie's Mission
Mackenzie's Mission envisions a world in which no child suffers brain injury or death as a result of drowning. Every day we advocate water safety education and life jacket use because drowning is preventable.

Northern Water
The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and its Municipal Subdistrict provide water to Northeastern Colorado from the Colorado-Big Thompson and Windy Gap projects.

Poudre Fire Authority
PFA provides all hazards emergency response for 235 miles of Larimer county including Fort Collins, Timnath, Laporte and Bellevue. Our 200+ employees respond (on average) to one emergency every 24 minutes.

Poudre Landmarks Foundation Friends of the Water Works
The Friends of the Water Works manage the city-owned 1883 Water Works on N. Overland Trail. The Friends provide tours of the Water Works facility during open houses from May to October of each year. Plans are to convert the facility to a Water Interpretive Museum.

Poudre River Public Library District
The Poudre River Public Library District provides universal access to ideas and information to enrich our communities.

Red Feather Lakes Library
The Red Feather Mountain Library District offers year-round library services. Our physical collection includes over 12,500 books, DVDs, books on CD, and early learning materials and educational toys, plus 25,000 downloadable ebook, audio, and video materials. Programming for all ages are available to everyone.

Rocky Mountain Fly Casters/Trout Unlimited
The Rocky Mountain Fly Casters/Trout Unlimited mission is to conserve, protect, and restore cold water fisheries and their watersheds, working on a local level.

Rocky Mountain Section Water for People
Water For People works to build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation. The Rocky Mountain Section of Water For People (RMSWFP) supports Water For People's mission through community outreach, advocacy, and fund-raising.

Soaring Eagle Ecology Center
Soaring Eagle Ecology Center (SEEC) is an educational nonprofit that offers free environmental and STEM programs for learners of all ages. Located on 20 acres in a montane forest setting over 8,400 feet in Red Feather Lakes, SEEC is environmental learning with altitude!

USCG Auxiliary
Boating safty organization

Did You Know?

Taking advantage of daylight from windows and skylights can save energy.

Fort Collins Utilities is community-owned. Because of that, our customers benefit from lower rates and revenues that stay here.

Watering only when grass turns a dull, grey-green color and footprints remain helps save water and money.