The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) will be holding a workshop, "Helping Ditch Companies and Group Laterals Organize for Success," in cooperation with the Delta Conservation District on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss, located at 175 North 1st St. from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The Delta Conservation District is working with DARCA to help water users on the Western Slope during these changing times.
John McKenzie, DARCA executive director, and Eve Triffo, DARCA board member, will present information to ditch companies and group laterals about how best to organize ditch companies into corporate entities. The presentations will address formalities of incorporation, the "Ditch Act," bylaws, operating rules, and the responsibilities of board members. All current board members of local irrigation ditch companies and group laterals, whether formally incorporated or not, and interested shareholders of such organizations will benefit from the information presented. The workshop is free and includes pie and coffee. Please RSVP to the Delta Conservation District at 874-5726, ext. 121 to reserve your slice of locally made pie.