Education Program

From classroom presentations and field trips with elementary students to hosting practitioner workshops and an annual conference, RiversEdge West has long had a foundation of providing training and education opportunities related to riparian restoration among youth, community members, and riparian restoration practitioners, alike.  Through these training and educational opportunities, we are increasing and encouraging community members to become riparian stewards and fostering a sense of ownership and pride in riparian lands. 
  • Workshops develop skills and provide training to riparian restoration professionals.
  • Annual Conference brings together 200 land managers, private landowners, scientists, students, and consultants from over 15 different states and multiple countries to share novel science and lessons learned.
  • River Education Curriculum brings river restoration topics into classrooms across Mesa County, Colorado as well as brings students into the field, when possible. 
  • Annual Raft the River Float Trip is an opportunity to learn about river restoration from the perspective of your Rimrock Adventure-guided raft.  Enjoy short presentations from local water experts, tours of restoration sites, a barbecue, and live music. 
  • Tamarisk Beetle Program provides information and resources about the spread and impacts of the tamarisk beetle.
  • Events Calendar houses river-related events from across the West.
  • Funding Board lists funding opportunities that may support your restoration projects.
  • Resource Center houses a host of riparian restoration-related resources.
Looking to learn more about invasive plants and why restoration is so important for healthy river systems, communities, and local economies?  Visit our "Why Restore?" and "What is Tamarisk?" pages.

RiversEdge West's

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