Escape the Summer Heat! Cool off with a Raft Trip, BBQ, and Live Bluegrass Music

June 12th, 2014 to June 29th, 2014
Stay cool in the Grand Valley and see the river from a different perspective during Tamarisk Coalition’s Raft the River fundraiser on Sunday, June 29th.  Soak in the views as experienced rafters from Rimrock Adventures and Tamarisk Coalition guide you down the beautiful Colorado River.  After the float, kick back under the stately cottonwood trees to enjoy local cuisine, complete with drinks and live music by the Green Grass Project with Alycia Vince, John Schultz, and other guests.
Registration is $50 for both the raft trip and dinner (drinks and food included).  $25 tickets are available for the dinner portion only.  To register, please visit  Registration ends June 22nd.  Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. 
The Raft the River event benefits the riverside restoration programs led by the Tamarisk Coalition, a local nonprofit dedicated to advancing the restoration of riparian (riverside) lands through education, collaboration, and technical assistance. Tamarisk, an invasive shrub from Eurasia, has been impacting habitat quality, river resources, recreation, and increasing fire risk for decades. Tamarisk Coalition works with local land managers to control tamarisk and other weeds, and to plant desirable native vegetation.
“Restoring riverside vegetation takes time, dedication, and support from the community,” Tamarisk Coalition’s Outreach Coordinator Cara Kukuraitis, said. “The Raft the River event offers participants a fun way to get engaged in improving local waterways and enjoy some of Grand Junction’s local flavor.” 
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Cara Kukuraitis – Tamarisk Coalition

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