Thanks to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, it is officially Water Educator Week in Colorado. Governor Hickenlooper signed the proclamation recognizing August 5th through 9th as Water Educator Week in Colorado. The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, water of sufficient quality and quantity is vital for all water users in Colorado, including energy producers, farmers and ranchers, fish and wildlife, mining and manufacturers, recreationists, rural and urban dwellers; and

WHEREAS, water resources management and education are crucial for providing Colorado’s children with social and economic stability in a healthy and sustainable environment now and into the future; and

WHEREAS, awareness of and respect for water resources can encourage a personal, lifelong commitment of responsibility and positive community participation; and

WHEREAS, Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) is working through local partners Metro State University of Denver, Central Colorado Conservancy District, Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative and Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory to educate the children of Colorado about water; and

WHEREAS, the annual Project WET USA National Water Education Conference will be held August 7-9, 2013 in Denver, bringing hundreds of water educators to Colorado and strengthening the cause of water awareness in Colorado and around the United States;

Therefore, I, John W. Hickenlooper, governor of the state of Colorado, do hereby proclaim August 5-9, 2013, “Water Educator Week” in the State of Colorado.

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