Colorado River Cleanup

Colorado Riverfest
August 4th, 2018
Grand Junction, CO

SATURDAY, August 4, 2018. 

Learn more here.

  • Collect and transport trash to a takeout on three different stretches of the Colorado River. In the past the River Cleanup has removed tires, car parts, pool toys, a hot tub, bottles, clothing, lots of plastic bags, and all kinds of trash. What will you find this year?

  • Timing for each stretch varies based on water level, amount of trash, number of vessels, weather conditions, and other factors. Please plan on spending approximately 6 hours floating and helping clean up the Colorado River. Most groups will be off the water by 3pm.

  • Meet at your selected put in. Please be ready to float at 9am so come prepared and plan ahead.

  • All volunteers are responsible for coordinating their own shuttle.

SIGN UP for one of three sections:

  • Palisade Boat Ramp to Corn Lake State Park

  • Corn Lake State Park to Redlands Parkway Boat Ramp

  • Redlands Parkway Boat Ramp to Fruita State Park Boat Ramp

How to sign up:

We provide:

  • Trash bags for collecting on the river and dumpsters at the takeout.

  • State park entry tags

  • T Shirts

  • Appreciation party after the cleanup hosted by John Wood Group Plc.

Please bring:

  • life jacket
  • your vessel of choice and necessary equipment (rafts are best for carrying lots of items removed from the river, but canoes, duckies, and even SUPs are appropriate)
  • water shoes or sandals
  • hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • water, lunch, and snacks
  • clothing appropriate for the weather
  • a dry bag to keep your stuff safe
  • friends and family to enjoy the day with on the water
  • a good attitude so you can have a fun day giving back to the river and our community
  • a camera to document all the fun

You may provide:

  • Gloves
  • Bucket for sharp items
  • Wire cutters
  • Old tarp to protect your boat

RiversEdge West's

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