5th Annual Raft the River

RiversEdge West and Rimrock Adventures
August 24th, 2019
927 CO-340
Fruita, CO 81521
 
On August 24th, join us and local river experts for our 5th 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 (this will redirect you to our event registration page) or scroll down for more information. Registration ends August 15th!  
 
 
We typically spend about 2 hours on the water and stop on the riverbank 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.  
 
Montana Cohn, Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management Coordinator, will be one of our local experts joining us on the river this year. Montana will shed light on noxious weeds of Mesa County, what we can all do to prevent their spread, the role that local partnerships play in combating this issue, and provide us with common weed identification tips. 
 
 
  
 
 
After spending time on the river we will hop on a shuttle back to where we started at Rimrock Adventures for dinner, drinks, wine, beer, live music, and prizes.
 
  
 
We provide everything you need for this guided float: Rimrock Adventure-raft guides, river snacks, river experts, shuttles back to your vehicle, dinner, and drinks; all you need to do is sign up and join us for this beautiful day on the water!
 
 
The cost is $85 for non-members, $72 for members. Seats are limited, reserve your space today!  Registration will close on August 15, 2019.   
 
Not a RiversEdge West member but want to take advantage of the member discount and support healthier rivers? Become a RiversEdge West member, starting at $60, here.  
 
All proceeds go to RiversEdge West's programs that are restoring rivers to a healthier, more vibrant state.
 
   
 
Please note that during the rafting portion of the day, you will be sitting on the outside edge of the raft as pictured above or inside the boat on the floor.  The weather is typically your warm,  Western Colorado-summer day.   With that in mind, here are some items that we recommend you bring to get the most out of your experience:
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and a retainer strap
  • Hat with a strap
  • Binoculars for wildlife watching
  • Footwear: The most common injuries during river activities are foot injuries, so protect your feet with secure footwear. Sharp rocks and occasional broken glass are potential hazards both along the riverbanks and the riverbed itself. As there's plenty of mud along the Colorado's riverbanks, choose footwear that can be thoroughly cleaned or hosed off following your trip. Water shoes, strap-on river sandals or old sneakers are all good choices. Bare feet and flip-flops are not acceptable.
  • Any particular snacks that you would like 
              
 
 
Raft the River is made possible thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, including:
 
 
               
   
 
 
If you are interested in becoming a Raft the River sponsor, please email Cara at ckukuraitis@riversedgewest.org.  
 
Door Prize Giveaways Include:
Two $50 gift cards from Chelsea Nursery
A bottle of bourbon from Peach Street Distillers
Outdoor items from REI

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