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Exploring the ‘New Normal’ of water with Steven DeWitt

"Headwaters of the Eagle River" is among the photographs on display at a three-day conference this week, an event that explores the subject of "Water: The New Normal."
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AVON — Each year, the Colorado Watershed Assembly, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and the Colorado Riparian Association team up to host the Sustaining Colorado Watershed Conference. This year the conference will be held in Avon and the theme is “Water: What is the New Normal?”

Experts and stakeholders from around the state will be discussing this issue at length throughout the three-day conference, and local organizations have teamed up with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education for a unique opportunity to involve the local community in this complex and important conversation.

DeWitt’s mission

Steven DeWitt is a local photographer who has focused extensively on the Eagle River and its tributaries using aerial photography and other compelling techniques.

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DeWitt’s goal is to “create engaging visual stories of us and our threatened environment — stories that inspire hope, help reconnect us to where we all come from and to remind us what’s at stake.”

Exploring ‘the new normal’

The community is invited to join in on this informal photo display and information session to learn how DeWitt is using his compelling imagery of the Eagle River watershed to answer the guiding question of the conference: “What is the new normal?”

DeWitt’s Lodgepole Project, a visual story of the unprecedented mountain pine beetle epidemic is a fine example of this sort of expose and one that he will focus on at today’s session.

This will also be an opportunity to mingle with conference attendees possessing a wide range of expertise and experience from around the state.

Learn more about DeWitt and his photography, visit http://www.steven dewitt.com

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