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. 

Snowshoeing in the Red Mountain Mining District

February 22, 2020, Red Mountain Pass

A guided tour to Yankee Girl Mine and nearby ghost towns, led by the Ouray County Historical Society. More information: February 2020 Tour.

Winter Wildlife Tour at Brown Mountain

March 7, 2020, Red Mountain Pass

A guided tour by cross country skis (or snowshoes) to learn about winter wildlife in the watershed, led by Steve Boyles. More information: March 2020 Tour.

Fly Fishing Film Tour

March 14, 2020, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway, Colorado

A celebration of fly fishing and fundraiser for UWP.

Information: http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/2020-fly-fishing-film-festival-uncompahgre-river-benefit/


Love Your Gorge

​Sat., ​September ​28​, 2019, 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.

2019 San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference & Innovation Expo

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

For information, go to mountainstudies.org/expo

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

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.

2020 Red Mountain Mining District Snowshoe Tour
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

FULL – We are no longer taking reservations but are putting names on a waitlist.

A fun, guided tour to the mining ghost towns along Ouray County Road 31  – going back in time to learn about the mining legacy in our watershed








Who can come: Everyone of all ages, as long as parents accompany children. Registration is required; releases will need to be signed by all.

What to bring: snowshoes, cross country or touring gear, appropriate clothing & accessories to keep you comfy & happy, lunch, water, sunscreen, friends, kids, but please leave your furry friends at home

What we’ll bring: warm drinks and cookies to complement your lunch

Cost: a $30 donation ($15 for children 14 & under) is requested to support our organizations, UWP & OCHS (please bring on day of tour)

Meeting Place: Ouray Community Center

Backup date: in the event of inclement weather, we will notify registrants by the night before the tour, and postpone the tour to Saturday, Feb. 29.

Please register early (spots fill up): As of Jan. 21, this tour is full. In the case that we have cancellations, we can put names on a waitlist and notify people on list when an opening occurs. To get on the waitlist, please send name, cell phone number and weekend email address to: Tanya at uwpcommunications@gmail.com. Also, considering reserving a spot on our March 7 tour, which still has openings: http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/winter-wildlife-tour-up-red-mountain-pass