Wellspring Project

June 27th, 2022 to July 1st, 2022
The Wellspring Project is a 5-day summer intensive for middle school students that will address the complexities of the Colorado River and provide participants with the opportunity to respond artistically to that experience. Through field experiences, an overnight river trip, and interactions with stakeholders interested in how the Colorado River is allocated and protected, students will engage in a myriad of opportunities and learn more about this valuable resource. 
By engaging youth in this project, we hope to build a foundation of heightened awareness and create a wellspring of ideas and conversations that will carry on the important work that will be needed to care for and preserve one of our very foundations of life.
What: A 5-day rafting, camping, field studying, art-making summer adventure
When: June 27-July 1, 2022
Who: Middle School students 
Where: The Colorado River and field locations across the Grand Valley
Cost: FREE
June 27: Field tours with stakeholders 
June 28: Field tours and art
June 29 & 30: Overnight river trip on the Ruby Horsethief section of the Colorado River with Colorado Canyons Association
July 1: Art Day and Celebration
Applications will open in March 2022.
The Wellspring Project is coordinated by RiversEdge West, in partnership with the City of Fruita Arts and Culture Board, Colorado Canyons Association, and local volunteers. 
Funding is provided by RiversEdge West, the Western Colorado Community Foundation, and Xcel Energy.

RiversEdge West's

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



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