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Raft the River

August 21st, 2021
Fruita, CO
Mark your calendars and join us on August 21, 2021 from 3:00~7:00pm for our annual Raft the River float trip and dinner!
We'll be floating from Rimrock Adventures to the Loma Boat Ramp, and enjoy dinner from Cafe Sol, drinks, beer from the Copper Club Brewing Company, live music from Tim+Richard, and prizes (from Peach Street Distillery, The Gear Junction, REI, Colorado Legacy Coffee, and Chelsea Nursery) at Rimrock Adventure's riverside venue after the float. 
We typically spend about 2 hours on the water and stop along the way to hear from guest speakers (as pictured below).  You'll have plenty of opportunities to talk with local river experts and explore past, current, and future riverside restoration sites and reclaimed wildlife areas. Discussions may also include the tamarisk beetle, endangered fish, and working with and engaging youth in river restoration.  
After relaxing on the river, we will hop on a shuttle back to where we started at Rimrock Adventures for dinner, drinks, beer, live music, and prizes. This is our favorite day of the year - don't miss it!
This is event is limited to the first 40 people!
*This is a mask-friendly event*
Three spots remain!
General Admission: $88
RiversEdge West Members: $75
Dinner from Cafe Sol will include:
  • Pork Thai Curry* ^
  • Vegetarian Roasted Stuffed Zucchini* 
  • Various Salads* ^
  • Chilled Quinoa Salad* ^
  • Baked Tomatoes Provençal
  • German Potato Salad* ^
  • Brownies
  • Fruit Crumble Bars
  • PB Oat Bars*
*Gluten Free
^ Dairy Free
Prize Giveaway
Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket for their chance to win one of the following prizes:
  • A bottle of Peach Street Bourbon - courtesy of the Peach Street Distillery
  • Two camping chairs and a camping blanket - courtesy of REI Grand Junction
  • Various outdoor river gear - courtesy of The Gear Junction
  • Freshly roasted coffee - courtesy of Colorado Legacy Coffee
  • Two $50 gift cards - courtesy of the native and xeric plant growers, Chelsea Nursery
S P O N S O R E D    B Y:
Here are some things past attendees have said about the event:
"Friendly people, great vibe, nice music, and food afterward in a beautiful location, and we learned new information about the river too!"
"Great food, beer, and music in an ideal setting. I have always enjoyed Tim and Richard and The Copper Club and here they were supporting the Raft the River on a beautiful day on the Colorado."
"The perfect package of fun, education, and first-hand experience on our river. Would recommend to anyone and everyone!"
"The food and rafting plus post rafting fun were outstanding. The event organization was stellar. Thank you!"
"The experience was both fun and enlightening. The event was well planned from beginning to end."
"I want to thank you for arranging the Raft the River trip! It was certainly an educational trip! I hope my brain can retain what I learned about the Colorado River, information pertaining to tamarisk trees, beetles, Russian olive trees, willows, plus other native and non-native plants and fish. Rimrock provided us with awesome navigators and food served in a beautiful location following the raft adventure. It was nice meeting people who are interested in our outdoor world along the Colorado River Valley."

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.