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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Colorado Public Lands Day Celebration
Copper Club Brewing Company
It's official! Colorado has established the first state Public Lands Day in the nation, and we're going to celebrate Colorado style! The Hike: Come explore the beautiful McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, and enjoy the wildlife and spectacular red rock formations. Bring some water, appropriate shoes, and a snack! Meet us at the Devil’s Canyon Trailhead at 2:30 PM. The Happy Hour: Join us at the Copper Club Brewery (233 E Aspen Ave, Fruita) at 5:30 PM to continue the celebration of our public lands with some delicious local beer and snacks. Thanks to our partners: The Wilderness Society, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Grand Valley Trails Alliance, and Western Colorado Congress, For more information, click here: conservationco.org/events/celebrating-public-lands/
Wondering what this Federal coal leasing stuff is all about, and why you (yes YOU) should be gearing up to be at the BLM's Federal coal leasing hearing in Grand Junction on June 23? Lucky for you, there's a webinar! Find out why it's time to reform the coal leasing program, so we can invest in western communities - our communities - not coal CEOs: ... See MoreSee Less
Western Colorado Congress shared Western Colorado Congress of Mesa County's event.
Who doesn't love a potluck in the park? Join PLACE, our team in Mesa County working to get a community center in Grand Junction, on June 9th to learn more and give your insight and input. We'll have some food and drinks, but feel free to bring something to share!
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Community Potluck for a Community Center!
It’s time Grand Junction had its own Community Center! Join PLACE - People for Local Activities and Community Enrichment, with Western Colorado Congress of Mesa County, for a community potluck to learn more. We want your feedback and your questions about the idea of a community center in Grand Junction, and we want to invite you to find out what we've been working on to make this happen. We'll have food and drinks available, but please feel free to bring something to share!
Say "Thank you" to Governor Hickenlooper for signing the bill that makes it easier for farmers to meet the growing market demand for farm fresh poultry and increases opportunities for cottage food producers. http://bit.ly/1R1zcGi ... See MoreSee Less
We may not power the United States entirely on solar, but if we did, it would take a rather small fraction of the land area: Watch the SolarCity video on how much land would it take? Probably not what you think!
Kris SmockNot so fast in California they have a solar generating plant that focuses the suns rays on a boiler of sorts to generate steam for a turbine. It has been running at about 40% of capacity and has had huge cost overruns and problems. I am all for R&D and every thing on the table but we need to proceed slowly and prove technologies before advancing with large scale projects.1 week ago
WCC members win reprieve on Whitewater drilling plan
WCC members and allies are celebrating a victory – or at least a reprieve – after the Bureau of Land Management announced on Friday that it will redo its environmental review of a proposal to drill 108 oil wells in the Whitewater area, within Grand Junction’s municipal water supply.
WCC and the Paonia-based Citizens for a Healthy Community had challenged the proposal by Fram Exploration, with help from the Western Environmental Law Center.
Western Colorado Congress
134 North Sixth Street
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO 81502
(970) 256-7650 ph; (970) 245-0686 fax