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 postponed or cancelled based on necessity.

2nd annual 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

The event will begin with a gear expo with demos and talks from 3 p.m., followed by the Fly Fishing Film Tour screening at 7 p.m. with giveaways for the audience and ticket proceeds to fund an Uncompahgre Watershed Project.

There is no admission fee for the expo. Film tickets are $14 in advance and $17 on event day. Visit RIGS at 1075 Sherman St., Unit 101, Ridgway, to buy tickets or go online to shop.fishrigs.com.

For information, call 970-626-4460 or email info@fishrigs.com.

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

11th annual Ridgway RiverFest

Saturday, June 30, 2018

To find out about the fun, free outdoor festival for the whole family, go to ridgwayriverfest.org


Snowshoeing in the Red Mountain Mining District

February 10, 2018 – For details and to sign up, go to  http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/snowshoe-tour-to-yankee-girl-mine/

Uncompahgre  River Stakeholders Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m., Ouray Community Center, 320 Sixth Ave., Ouray

More information

San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference

Ouray, Colorado, May 23-26, 2017

Tue., May 23: Community Reception with Mining Lore – Tall Tales about Deep Places

Wed.-Thu., May 24-25: Conference Sessions and Field Tours

Fri., May 26: Special Underground Tours of the Revenue Mine

For information, go to mountainstudies.org/sjmrc

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

June 3, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 12 noon) Meet at the Rollans Park parking lot with your work gloves. More information.

Raft the RiverFest Race Route on the Uncompahgre

June 4, 2017 (3 – 5 p.m.) A fun two-hour trip with a float over Class I and II rapids on the Uncompahgre River from Rollans Park in Ridgway to the Ridgway Reservoir.

More information at Ridgway RiverFest website.

Junk of the Unc Rivercraft-Building Workshop

June 5, 2017 (6–8:30 p.m.) Join us at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway as guest instructors, who are past Junk of the Unc race winners at the Ridgway RiverFest, will demonstrate with techniques, tools and materials how to build your own rivercraft.

More information at the Weehawken Creative Arts class description page.

10th Annual Ridgway RiverFest

Saturday, June 24, 2017

To find out about the fun, free outdoor festival for the whole family, go to ridgwayriverfest.org

8th Annual Mining & Reclamation Conference @ Ruth Humphreys Brown Theater
May 2 – May 4 all-day

Planning for Resiliency
May 2-4, 2018, Creede, Colo.

A long-range view is necessary to build resilient communities and organizations, especially in today’s economy. Times of plenty make it easy to carry on with business as usual. However, disruptive events can impede operations and hinder progress for many years, shifting resources to recovery efforts and away from fundamental objectives. Realizing that very few disasters are completely unexpected or sudden, but rather predictable potentialities with long-term causes, we can proactively design and implement projects to avoid major setbacks and reduce negative consequences.

In mining and reclamation, disruption is often tied to catastrophic environmental events, price fluctuations, shifting regulatory priorities and reduced funding, as well as human error. The theme for the 8th Annual San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference, “Planning for Resiliency”, encourages discussions of how the mining and reclamation community can plan for potential disasters. We seek to learn from the experiences and insights of those with approaches to crisis management that weigh the impacts to society, the economy and the environment. We are interested in discussing best practices and solutions from the perspective of how focusing on this triple bottom line effects project development and long-range planning.

We invite bold and frank conversations about topics that have challenged you, may be considered taboo, or can be uncomfortable to share. Topic examples include, but are not limited to:
Longevity of mines
Lifetime of watershed groups
Risk assessment, tolerance, and/or mitigation
Effectively communicating risk
Fiduciary responsibility and abandoned mines (Good Samaritan Law)
Scenario planning
Adaptive management
Environmental justice
New regulations and their impact
Planning for severe weather events and natural disasters
Changes in relationships, partners, stakeholders

Through sharing useful information about these topics, the 2018 San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference aims to create a productive forum with helpful takeaways and more innovative projects. We welcome you to join us for another opportunity of sharing and networking.