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Wetland and Waterfowl Ecology and Management Workshop

A three-day Western Slope Waterfowl and Wetland Training will be held in Grand Junction September 25-27th, in collaboration with US Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, RiversEdge West, Wetland Management & Educational Services, Inc., and Scaup & Willet LLC. 

Topics include wetland, wetland plant, and waterfowl ecology; geomorphology and hydrology of wetlands; aquatic invertebrates; and management considerations specific to western Colorado. Field trips to several local wetland sites will occur each afternoon. 

11th annual Ridgway RiverFest

Bring out your Kayak, Canoe, Tube or SUP for the 2018 Ridgway RiverFest
 
Everyone who comes to the Ridgway RiverFest has a chance to get WET and enjoy the river. You can wade in the eddy and along the riverbanks or play on your watercraft in the middle of the river. For those who are more competitive, we have a few river races you can join.

Pedaling the Poudre Tours

Colorado's waterways play an important role in our communities. They provide ecosystem benefits, habitat for fish/wildlife, and water for recreation, agriculture, industry and personal use. Join Water Education Colorado, Poudre Heritage Alliance, and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed on May 24 or 25 to explore the Poudre River in Fort Collins. To register for the May 24 date, click here.

Mayberry Earth Day Celebration

Join Rim to Rim Restoration for  Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st at Mayberry Plant Propagation Center.  Enjoy light refreshments, a self-guided tour, check out our new projects or just fly a kite (if there is enough wind). Bring kite if you have one! See the event details below and on the poster attached. 

Saturday, April 21st
10 AM – 12 PM  Volunteer work
12 PM — 3 PM  Refreshments & kite flying

Directions: from Moab follow UT-128 for 15.25 miles and turn left. If you reach the Castle Valley turn-off you have gone too far.
 

Southwest Colorado Riparian Restoration Workshop

Brought to you by the Tamarisk Coalition, this workshop will equip river restoration enthusiasts with tips and tricks for better managing riparian areas in the Four Corners area.
 
The Basics: Check-in begins and 8:30 am at Ft. Lewis College (Colorado Room in the Student Union Building) and we'll finish up by 5:00pm at Waterfall Ranch. You are responsible for getting yourself to the field site (~20 minutes).
 
What topics will be covered at the workshop?
 

Harvesting Aspen's Rainwater

In celebration of Colorado's new rainwater collection law, the City of Aspen and RFC are hosting Aspen's first rain barrel workshop!
 

Grand Mesa Wildflower Walk

On July 1st, Dr. Stephen Stern will lead a wildflower walk at the Grand Mesa Visitor's Center in collaboration with the US Forest Service. Come and enjoy the cool temperatures. No botanical knowledge is required and all are welcome. The walk will be at the Grand Mesa Visitor's Center from 2-3 pm on July 1st.  Registration is not required.    

CoNPS Western Slope Festival

 
June 3 & 4, 2017  
 
$50 CoNPS Members; $60 Non-Members
(Scholarships Available)
 
Saturday, June 3
Presentations - 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

    North Star Roaring Fork River Float

    Interested in floating the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wildlife habitat in the upper Roaring Fork Valley? Join staff from Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) for an interpretive float through North Star Open Space. RFC will provide the history of North Star, point out wildlife, and discuss recent restoration activities along this mild two-hour float.
     
    Floats are dependent on river flows and may be canceled due to extremely high or low flows.
     
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

    Western State Colorado University 600 Adams Street
    Gunnison, CO
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy

    Interested in floating the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wildlife habitat in the upper Roaring Fork Valley? Join staff from Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and...
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

    Cedaredge, CO

    On July 1st, Dr. Stephen Stern will lead a wildflower walk at the Grand Mesa...

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy

    Aspen, CO
    In celebration of Colorado's new rainwater collection law, the City of Aspen and RFC are hosting Aspen's first rain barrel workshop!
     
      Participants will learn how to:

    navigate Colorado's Water...

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition and Cross-Watershed Network

    Fort Lewis College
    1000 Rim Drive
    Duragno, CO
    Brought to you by the Tamarisk Coalition, this workshop will equip river restoration enthusiasts with tips and tricks for better managing riparian areas in the Four Corners area.
     
    The Basics: Check-...
    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Organizer: Rim to Rim Restoration

    Mayberry Native Plant Propagation Center
    UT

    Join Rim to Rim Restoration for  Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st at Mayberry Plant Propagation Center.  Enjoy light refreshments, a self-guided tour, check out our new projects or just fly a...

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Organizer: Water Education Colorado, Poudre Heritage Alliance, and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed

    Fort Collins, CO

    Colorado's waterways play an important role in our communities. They provide ecosystem benefits, habitat for fish/wildlife, and water for recreation, agriculture, industry and personal use. Join...

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Organizer: Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership

    Rollans Park 257 Sherman St.
    Ridgway, CO 81432
    Bring out your Kayak, Canoe, Tube or SUP for the 2018 Ridgway RiverFest
     
    Everyone who comes to the Ridgway RiverFest has a chance to get WET and enjoy the river. You can wade in the eddy and along...
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