UPCOMING EVENTS

UWP Board Meetings

Open to Public: Monthly* on 2nd Thursday 4-6 p.m.

UWP Office, 133 N Lena St. #3A, Ridgway, CO

* Please contact UWP to confirm meeting date and time if you plan to attend. Some meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled based on necessity. The August 2019 meeting has been cancelled.

Love Your Gorge

​Saturday, ​September ​28​, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Uncompahgre River Gorge

Volunteer with the Ouray Ice Park and Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership to make improvements to the riparian areas of the Uncompahgre River Gorge in Ouray. Then, enjoy a picnic and party to celebrate our efforts. Information: http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/2nd-annual-love-your-gorge-volunteer-event

2019 San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference & Innovation Expo

Changing Approaches, Silverton, Colorado, Sept. 24-26, 2019

For information, go to mountainstudies.org/expo


PAST EVENTS


12th annual Ridgway RiverFest

Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,Rollans Park, Ridgway
To find out about the fun, free outdoor festival for the whole family, go to ridgwayriverfest.org

Adopt-A-Park Clean Up at Rollans Park, Ridgway

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Information & Sign up.

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Saturday, March 30, 7 p.m., Montrose Pavilion, 1800 E Pavilion Pl., Montrose, Colo.

A celebration of fly fishing and fundraiser for three nonprofits: UWP, Abel Women, and Trout Unlimited Gunnison Gorge Anglers.

For information: FT3. For tickets: RIGS.

Snowshoeing in the Red Mountain Mining District

February 9, 2018 – For details and to sign up, go to  http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/snowshoe-tour-to-yankee-girl-mine/

Three Streams, Three Mines & Many Stakeholders: A Report on 2014-2017 Water Quality Improvement Projects

Thursday, November 8​, 2018; 6:30-8 p.m.

Funded by a Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Non-Point Source Grant, the stream quality improvement projects were completed in 2017 next to three legacy mines, Atlas, Vernon and Michael Breen. UWP Technical Advisor Ashley Bembenek will share information about what was accomplished. Refreshments will be available, donated by Safeway. More information

Love Your Gorge Cleanup & Picnic

Saturday, ​September ​15​, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join the Ouray Ice Park and Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership volunteers to pick up litter and debris in the ice climbing areas of the Uncompahgre River Canyon in Ouray. Then, enjoy a picnic and party to celebrate our efforts. More information.

River of Lost Souls Reading

Monday, Aug. ​13, 2018; Sherbino Theater, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway

Come meet and ask questions of author Jonathan P. Thompson about the gripping story behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that turned the Animas River orange with sludge and toxic metals. Organized in cooperation with the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and Mountain Independent.

Atlas Mill Project Community Meeting

Wednesday, July 11, 2018; 7-8:30 p.m., Ouray Community Center, 320 Sixth Ave., Ouray

Come to learn and give us your feedback about a project proposed by Ouray Silver Mines to improve stream water quality around the Atlas Mill up Ouray County Road 361 (Camp Bird Road). More info coming soon. Questions? Email uwpcommunications@gmail.com.

11th annual Ridgway RiverFest

Saturday, June 30, 2018 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,Rollans Park, Ridgway
To find out about the fun, free outdoor festival for the whole family, go to ridgwayriverfest.org

Idarado-Red Mountain Community Update

May 30, 2018 @ 7 – 8:30 p.m., Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Ave., Ouray, CO 81427
For information, go to uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/idarado-community-update

8th annual San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference

Planning for Resiliency,Creede, Colorado, May 2-4, 2018

For information and registration, go to mountainstudies.org/sjmrc

Fly Fishing Film Tour & Uncompahgre River Benefit

Brought to the community by ROSS REELS and RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service. A Fun Fundraiser for a project by the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership. Montrose Pavilion,1800 Pavilion Pl., Montrose, CO – Saturday, April 14, 2018 

Sep
24
Tue
2019 San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference & Innovation Expo @ Kendall Mountain Community Center
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day

The 9th annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference and 3rd Annual Innovation Expo are both happening in Silverton this year, so the two will be conjoined to focus on changing approaches in both mining and reclamation. The 2019 conference will be an opportunity to step back and look at the bigger picture of mining and reclamation in the San Juan Mountains. The Innovation Expo will highlight changes and innovations with a focus on technological development and business opportunities to bring those innovations to market for more widespread use.

 

For Information: http://www.mountainstudies.org/expo
To Register: https://msi.z2systems.com/np/clients/msi/eventRegistration.jsp?event=114&
Sep
28
Sat
2nd annual Love Your Gorge volunteer event @ Ouray Ice Park
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join organizers from the Ouray Ice Park and Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership to help restore the natural resources in the Uncompahgre River Gorge. Historic use by the early settlers left mining, railroad and other industrial debris, while more recent gorge visitors left construction debris scattered around – all of which was mostly cleaned up during the 2018 Love Your Gorge event. This year, we are working on a plan to find ways for the plant life to flourish and the water quality to improve. More information coming by the end of August.

This event is partially funded by the Frank L. Massard Trust, and affiliated with American Rivers National River Cleanup and Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup.

You’ll want to join us this year – we’re a fun group! Please wear layers as the morning and shadowy canyon (all day) can be cold but the sun is intense. Wear sturdy shoes (hiking boots would be great), sunscreen, gloves, and a hat and/or sunglasses.

This event is open to ages 12 and up. Minors (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult or provide a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.