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Colorado Riverfest

The first annual Colorado Riverfest provides an excellent opportunity for the community to come out and celebrate the amazing benefits of the Colorado River and Gunnison River corridors to the Grand Valley and all of Western Colorado.  It's much more than a music festival. Join in for the group bike ride along the Riverfront Trail, try doing yoga on a paddleboard, or participate in the rubber duck race. 

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. 
 

Clifton Nature Park Clean-Up During National Volunteer Week!

Join us during National Volunteer Week in maintaining and creating healthy landscapes to live and play by participating in the clean-up of Clifton Nature Park!
 
The event will take place from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 including the opportunity for a descriptive nature walk after pulling weeds and picking up trash. 

Land Management Workshop

Noxious Weeds are a serious threat to the economy and environment of Las Animas County. Chances are these silent invaders are lurking on your property, waiting for an opportunity to overtake your land.
Thursday, April 26th, 2018.
Join our top-notch experts to learn how to protect your land and pocketbook!
 
Who Should Attend:  Any landowner, land manager,  or applicator dealing with noxious weeds who wants to improve their land
When:  Thursday April 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grand Valley Audubon Nature Preserve Earth Day Event

Be part of the movement to restore Grand Valley Audubon Nature Preserve!

Volunteers, working with Grand Valley Audubon Society and RiversEdge West staff, will install a pollinator garden; plant native trees, shrubs, and flowers; and help with invasive tree removal. All welcome and no experience is necessary. Please wear sturdy work shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Some gloves will be on hand, but please bring your own if you have them. If you have a shovel, please put your name on it and bring it.

Lunch will be provided. 

Volunteers will be working:

2018 Raft the River

On August 25th, join us and local river experts for our annual Raft the River fundraiser, a one-day float trip and dinner along the Colorado River in Fruita, Colorado from 3:00~7:30.  We'll be floating from Rimrock Adventures to the Loma Boat Ramp. 
 
Sign up here or scroll down for more information.  Registration ends August 20th!  
 

Riparian Restoration and Tamarisk Beetle Workshop I Benson, AZ

Join us in Arizona for this two-day workshop that brings in professionals from across the country to discuss riparian restoration in the southwest, the effects of wildfire in desert riparian systems, the distribution and spread of the tamarisk beetle, impacts of the beetle on riparian systems, effects of the beetle on endangered species, and desert-specific riparian plantings.
 

Fundraiser at Fire on the Mountain

2019 Riparian Restoration Conference

RiversEdge West's 17th Annual Conference, in partnership with the Desert Botanical Garden, was held February 5-7, 2019 at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, AZ. The conference sold out, with over 210 people in attendance across 15 states and two countries.  
 
 

XWN Workshop

Join the Cross-Watershed Network in New Mexico for their 5th Annual workshop, where watershed practitioners come together from across the Southwest to share lessons and collaboratively problem solve on a variety of watershed management topics!   

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