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Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is an alliance for community action empowering people to protect and enhance their quality of life in Western Colorado since 1980. WCC members are currently working on a number of issues including local foods & agriculture, public lands management, and the impacts of developing oil & gas and uranium resources.

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A water sampling training on October 14-17 trains citizen volunteers to monitor watersheds in the gas patches of Garfield County.

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Join the League of Conservation Voters for an interesting online session about how Latinos are shaping the political landscape and conservation efforts nationwide! ... See MoreSee Less

Without a doubt, Latinos are reshaping the political landscape around environmental conservation efforts. WATCH tonight! 5pm ET/2pm PT to see LCV’s National Director of our Latino Outreach Program, Jennifer Allen, and LCV Education Fund Board Member and GreenLatinos President Mark Magaña join HECHO Director, Rod Torrez, to explore how Latino advocacy is making a difference on political and environmental issues. Watch live on Google+: bit.ly/ZGv8bw or watch live on Youtube: bit.ly/ZGvjDv. The panel will explore how Latinos are influencing politics and highlight conservation efforts led by Latinos across the country. One example that will be shared is last week's designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Monument by President Obama - the result of a decade long effort that included many Latino voices to convince the President to take this step. Tune in at 5pm ET/2pm PT for more!

Posted 10/22/14

Without a doubt, Latinos are reshaping the political landscape around environmental conservation efforts. WATCH tonight! 5pm ET/2pm PT to see LCV’s National Director of our Latino Outreach Program, Jennifer Allen, and LCV Education Fund Board Member and GreenLatinos President Mark Magaña join HECHO Director, Rod Torrez, to explore how Latino advocacy is making a difference on political and environmental issues. Watch live on Google+: http://bit.ly/ZGv8bw or watch live on Youtube: http://bit.ly/ZGvjDv. 

The panel will explore how Latinos are influencing politics and highlight conservation efforts led by Latinos across the country. One example that will be shared is last week's designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Monument by President Obama - the result of a decade long effort that included many Latino voices to convince the President to take this step. Tune in at 5pm ET/2pm PT for more!

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Congress has only passed two wilderness bills since 2011, compared to an average of 14 a year from 1990 to 2009. So what's it take to get a wilderness bill to the White House these days? Here are a few lessons from southwest Colorado's Hermosa Creek: hcne.ws/1oaOEZu

Posted 10/17/14

Congress has only passed two wilderness bills since 2011, compared to an average of 14 a year from 1990 to 2009. So what's it take to get a wilderness bill to the White House these days? Here are a few lessons from southwest Colorado's Hermosa Creek: http://hcne.ws/1oaOEZu

Upcoming Events

MountainFilm on Tour is coming to  and Montrose on Friday, Nov 7, and Grand Junction on Saturday, Nov 15!

MountainFilm on Tour

Join us for an evening with John Fielder as he shares his collection of 300 wilderness photographs in celebration of the Wilderness Act of 1964. Fielder will be in Grand Junction on Wednesday, Nov 19, in Montrose on Thurday, Nov 20, and in Paonia on Friday, Nov 21!

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Western Colorado Congress

134 North Sixth Street 
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO 81502
(970) 256-7650 ph; (970) 245-0686 fax