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Colorado River Cleanup

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:
  • Stop by or Phone Whitewater West 970-241-0441
  • or phone Monica and leave message 970-623-5158
  • or email Monica at whitewaterwest@bresnan.net

Clean-up of Clifton Nature Park

Join us in maintaining and creating healthy landscapes to live and play by participating in the clean-up of Clifton Nature Park!
 
The event will take place from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017, including the opportunity for a descriptive nature walk after pulling weeds and picking up trash.
 
Make sure you pack sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, and water. We recommend you wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes. We will have some gloves available, but if you have a favorite pair— please bring them along!
 

Gunnison River Stewardship Trip

Join CCA for a day on the river! They'll be working with rangers from the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office for a service project on the Gunnison River.  

Please Bring:

  • A boat! Smaller crafts preferred.
  • Don't have a boat? We can help you find one!
  • Lunch
  • Closed-toed-shoes
  • Pants
  • Long Sleeve shirt

Contact NCA Stewardship Coordinator, Ryan McConnell (ryan@canyonsassociation.org) to sign up and for details about what to bring.

Ruby Horsethief River Cleanup

Earth Day Volunteer Event

Join us on Saturday, April 22nd at the Uravan Ball Park to help clean up the park, remove invasive brush, build shade shelters, and help build and install birdhouses and signage! Free afternoon barbecue to follow. There will also be presentations by sponsors and a local birder (Coan Dexter). Share a memorable experience with friends!
 
Hosted by the Rimrocker Historical Society, the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, and the Tamarisk Coalition.
 
For more details, call the Rimrocker Historical Society at 970-865-2100.

Clifton Nature Park Volunteer Day

Take part in National Volunteer Week by joining Alpine Bank, Mesa County, Clifton Sanitation, the Desert Rivers Collaborative, and the Tamarisk Coalition in a clean-up of Clifton Nature Park! Shifts are available from 9-11 and 11-1 on Friday, April 28th. 
 
Please bring sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeve shirts, long pants, sturdy shoes and a water bottle and snacks. We will have some gloves, but if you have a favorite pair, please bring them along.  
 

Dolores River Riparian Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

Take a volunteer vacation with Audubon Rockies, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Tamarisk Coalition, and the Dolores River Restoration Partnership!

Join us on National Public Lands Day for this camp-out trip working to restore a native ecosystem inside the absolutely stunning Dolores River Canyon Wilderness Study Area.

Fryingpan River Cleanup

Volunteers of all ages welcome! Join Roaring Fork Conservancy for a free breakfast before cleaning up a 1-mile section of the river. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most Unusual Trash.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
Breakfast and registration start at 8:30 am near Lions Park and the Midland Spur side of Basalt Town Hall. Teams of 3-4 people are arranged, assigned about 1-mile of river, and head out to clean up around 9:15 am. Entries of trash for prizes must be registered at Lions Park by 11:45 am.

Tamarisk Removal Volunteer Project

Join the ongoing effort to remove and discourage the regrowth of tamarisk, an invasive species that is quickly making it's way up the Colorado River corridor. 
 
Volunteers will be rewarded for their hard work with a party the end of the day featuring yummy food and refreshing beverages. 
 
Partners on this project include: City of Glenwood Springs, Garfield County. and the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
 

Dolores River Tamarisk Removal & Restoration Project

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-native, invasive Tamarisk trees and seed native grasses throughout the riparian (river-side) corridor, including in the Dolores River Canyon Wilderness Study Area. This is a rare opportunity to camp out with your WRV community and work in this truly scenic and historic.
 
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
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-...
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy, Garfield County, City of Glenwood Springs, and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood Springs, CO
Join the ongoing effort to remove and discourage the regrowth of tamarisk, an invasive species that is quickly making it's way up the Colorado River corridor. 
 
Volunteers will be rewarded for their...
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Organizer: Rimrocker Historical Society, the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, and the Tamarisk Coalition

Uravan Ball Park
Uravan, CO
Join us on Saturday, April 22nd at the Uravan Ball Park to help clean up the park, remove invasive brush, build shade shelters, and help build and install birdhouses and signage! Free afternoon...
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy

Basalt, CO

Volunteers of all ages welcome! Join Roaring Fork Conservancy for a free breakfast before cleaning up a 1-mile section of the river. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most...

Friday, April 28, 2017

Organizer: Alpine Bank, Mesa County, Clifton Sanitation, the Desert Rivers Collaborative, and the Tamarisk Coalition

Clifton Nature Park
Clifton, CO
Take part in National Volunteer Week by joining Alpine Bank, Mesa County, Clifton Sanitation, the Desert Rivers Collaborative, and the Tamarisk Coalition in a clean-up of Clifton Nature Park! Shifts...
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Canyons Association

Join CCA for a day on the river! They'll be working with rangers from the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office for a service project on the Gunnison River.  

Please Bring:

A boat! Smaller...

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Organizer: Western Association to Enjoy Rivers

Grand Junction, CO
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...

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Organizer: Mesa County, the Tamarisk Coalition, Grand Valley Ducks Unlimited, and Toxic Calls

Clifton, CO
Join us in maintaining and creating healthy landscapes to live and play by participating in the clean-up of Clifton Nature Park!
 
The event will take place from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. Sunday, August 6,...
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Canyon Association

Bring your boat and your adventurous spirit Colorado Canyon Association's (CCA) overnight river trip down the Ruby-Horsethief section of the...

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