Headwaters Center


Headwaters Center
730 Baker Drive,Winter Park, CO 80482


Oct 13 2019


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

River Journey Speaker Series: Mely Whiting

Water in Colorado – We’re in this together.

SPEAKER: Leading Water Protection Advocate, Mely Whiting, and GUEST PANEL.
All Ages Welcome | Suggested Donation $5 | Cash Bar
Bring a friend to spread the word about water conservation.

Join us at Headwaters Center for the third presentation in our River Journey Speaker Series. Prepare to be intrigued, enjoy interesting conversation, and bring a friend! Cash bar available.

Mely Whiting is a self-described “recovering water lawyer” with almost 30 years of experience in Colorado representing local, state and federal government as well as private entities.  She has worked for Trout Unlimited for the past 12 years, spending much of her time first fighting against Denver Water and Northern to protect the Fraser and Colorado Rivers and then working with them to fix the rivers.

Mely has recently been appointed to the Intrastate Basin Compact Committee (IBCC) by Governor Polis, is a member of the Southwest Basin Roundtable and the Southwest U.S. Forest Service Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), and is co-chair of the local group known as Learning by Doing (LBD).

Mely will give a short description of Colorado’s Water Plan, and invite perspectives from water conservation experts, aquatic biologists, Front Range water agencies and Grand County river advocates. Film clips and a Q&A will round out the discussion.

Guest Panel Presenters: Rachel Badger, Denver Water Environmental Planning Manager; Travis Bray, Denver Water Environmental Scientist; Laura Beranger, Western Resource Advocates Environmental Engineer; Jeff Drager, Northern Water Director of Engineering; Jon Ewert, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fish Biologist; Kirk Klancke, Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited President; and Ed Moyer, Grand County Assistant Manager.

Physical Location

730 Baker Drive
Winter Park, CO 80482

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 443
Winter Park, CO 80482

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info@headwaterscenter.com | (970) 300-3337

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