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2019 Riparian Restoration Conference

Save the Date for Tamarisk Coalition's 17th Annual Conference, in partnership with the Desert Botanical Garden, February 5-7, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ!  

Planning of the conference will begin in March of 2018.  If you would like to be involved in the planning process, email Cara at

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!   

Happy Hour at Alpine Bank: Eat, Drink, Give!

Join Tamarisk Coalition in the lobby of Alpine Bank from 5:30-7:30 on December 5th for appetizers and drinks (e.g. non-alcoholic beverages, wine from Talon Wine Brands and beer from Many Rivers Brewing) in celebration of #COGivesDay, an annual statewide movement that celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

Please RSVP here so we can plan for food. 

State of the Watershed

The first annual State of the Watershed public forum will be held on September 22 at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, AZ. Local and state experts will share the most current information about natural and water resources in the Upper Gila Watershed. Fire, flood, and the arrival of tamarisk leaf beetle are highlighted topics at this event.  Other topics include: snowpack, climate forecasts, mining, local water supplies, and river channelization.  All are welcome, and questions from the audience are encouraged.  

Riparian Restoration Conference

Join Tamarisk Coalition and the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University for the 16th annual Riparian Restoration Conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, a premier destination on Colorado’s Western Slope.  

Register Here.

Kansas Riparian & Range Restoration Workshop

This meeting, sponsored by Comanche Pool, will have presentations and discussion on invasive plants, revegetation, tamarisk control after fire, funding, biocontrol, and innovative restoration tools. Includes provided materials and landowner registration/lunch courtesy of KGLC and DOW!
Agency staff registration — $10
Contact Ben Bloodworth at for more information.

Oklahoma Riparian & Range Restoration Workshop

Presentations on invasive plant removal and revegetation techniques, restoration after fire, funding, tamarisk beetle impacts, and innovative restoration tools.
Cost: $15 includes a site visit to Optima NWR for equipment demo, a plethora of provided materials, snacks, beverages, and day 1 lunch (provided by NWTF)!  
Contact Ben Bloodworth at for more information.  

Outreach Lunch

Join us for our next outreach lunch on September 11th to learn more about Tamarisk Coalition's work and ways to be involved!  

The goal of this free informational lunch is to help raise awareness in the community of what we do here locally and regionally.  

The event is held from noon - 1 in the Community Room of the Mesa County Library, Central branch.  Lunch, pizza and salads from Pablo's, will be provided.

RSVP is required, click here.

Riparian Restoration Planning and Implementation Workshop

Tamarisk Coalition, along with partner-experts, will present information learned from riparian restoration efforts across the west, covering such topics as invasive plant removal, revegetation, funding, partnership building, monitoring, the tamarisk beetle, and innovative restoration tools. More details will be available soon.
Cost: $25 includes a plethora of provided materials, snacks, beverages, and lunch!

Southwest Colorado Riparian Restoration Workshop

Brought to you by the Tamarisk Coalition, this workshop will equip river restoration enthusiasts with tips and tricks for better managing riparian areas in the Four Corners area.
The Basics: Check-in begins and 8:30 am at Ft. Lewis College (Colorado Room in the Student Union Building) and we'll finish up by 5:00pm at Waterfall Ranch. You are responsible for getting yourself to the field site (~20 minutes).
What topics will be covered at the workshop?


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Riverbend Park
Palisade, CO

 9 am - 4 pm

Join us this April at Outdoor Heritage Day!  This engaging event is open to the whole family, geared to getting families active outdoors!  Tamarisk Coalition will be one of MANY...

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Fruita, CO

Thank you to all that made our first Raft the River event such a huge success!   Over 40 people from CO and NM came out for a beautiful Sunday afternoon float and cookout.  Participants connected...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
University Center
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO 81501
1455 North 12th St. Grand Junction, CO 81501
Tamarisk Coalition's Research and Management Conference
The Road to Riparian Restoration
Innovations for working on public, private, and tribal lands in...
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
Raft the Rio

On April 30th, join us for “Raft the Rio...

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

600 block of Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Say hello and meet the Tamarisk Coalition staff at Grand Junction's Downtown Farmers' Market on August 4th and August 11th from 5:30-8:30pm.  Learn more about the riverside restoration happening in...
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Colorado River
Fruita, CO 81501
3rd Annual Raft the River 

On August 27th, join us and local river experts for "Raft the River," a fun, ...

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Grand Junction, CO
Free the trees!  Help us improve wildlife habitat at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, located at Grand Junction's namesake - the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers.
Volunteers will be...
Friday, October 7, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Dolores River Canyon Wilderness Study Area
Join us for a second year working with the Tamarisk Coalition and the Dolores River Restoration Partnership to restore habitat along the Dolores River in Bedrock, CO. Volunteers will hand remove non-...


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