2020 President’s Reception

Gather for an evening of celebration, networking, and awards as we honor water leadership and raise money for our work. It will look a bit different, but it will still be one of the best water events of the year!

September 18
VIP wine tasting begins at 5:30
Awards Program 6:00-7:30
Purchase tickets below by September 17
Read our FAQ for details on the new format and ways to celebrate with friends
Celebrate with recipes for the evening’s signature cocktails
Online auction and fundraiser:  Visit https://Charityauction.bid/WEcoReception to bid!

Recognizing 2020 award recipients …
Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

John Stulp
Former Special Policy Advisor to the Governor on Water and IBCC Director

When newly-elected Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed 2012 the “year of water” he named John Stulp as his Water Policy Advisor. He chose very well. Stulp, a dryland wheat farmer and cow-calf rancher from Southeast Colorado, had served as Colorado’s Commissioner of Agriculture during Bill Ritter’s governorship. His reputation for patient consensus-building was already known and trusted throughout Colorado. Read about him here.

Emerging Leader Award

Paul Bruchez
Reeder Creek Ranch and Outfitter

“When we work in partnerships I’ve yet to see a day you don’t find solutions.” Paul Bruchez, Grand County cattle rancher and fly-fishing operator, serves as project manager for a 12-mile restoration project on the Colorado River involving 12 landowners. Paul is an agricultural representative of the Colorado River Basin Roundtable and a member of the Interbasin Compact Committee. Read about him here.

With thanks to our sponsors


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Applegate Group
City of Thornton
Vranesh and Raisch

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With wine and guided tasting brought to you by: