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

Saturday, June 13, 2020 @ 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Join UWP for a volunteer work morning at Rollans Park, picking up litter and branches, to make it a great place to visit.

Information: http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/2020-adopt-a-park-clean-up-at-rollans-park

San Juan Mountains Wildflower Walk

guided by wildflower guidebook author Mary Menz

Saturday, July 25, 2020 @ 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Information: http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/san-juan-mountains-wildflower-guided-tour

Love Your Gorge

​Sat., ​September 12​, 2020, 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/3rd-annual-love-your-gorge-volunteer-day/

2020 San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference

Telluride, Colorado, Sept. 22-23, 2020

Theme: Exploring the intersection of science and the arts and humanities to advance mining reclamation innovations. For information, go to mountainstudies.org/sjmrc

13th annual Ridgway RiverFest

CANCELLED: Saturday, June 27, 2020 @ Rollans Park, Ridgway
To find out about the fun, free outdoor festival for the whole family, go to ridgwayriverfest.org

Fly Fishing Film Tour

POSTPONED: Sherbino Theater, Ridgway, Colorado

A benefit for the Uncompahgre River and a celebration of fly fishing.

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

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. 


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.

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.

San Juan Mountains Wildflower Guided Tour @ Ouray Community Center
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Are you aware that many plants have been historically used for medicinal, cultural, or nutritional purposes? Do you recognize the relationship between native plants and animals? Do you have questions about specific plants found in the San Juan Mountains?

Walk among the native plants of the subalpine vegetation zone with guide Mary Menz. Mary will identify wildflowers, share historical uses of native plants, and talk about the role native plants play in the ecosystem—including areas with acid mine runoff.

Appropriate footwear, clothing layers, rain gear, and sun screen are suggested. Feel free to bring cameras and notebooks.  A maximum of 20 participants will carpool from a site to be determined mid-July, based on best flower viewing potential. This is a high elevation walk, but the distance will be less than two miles.

Mary Menz is co-author of Common Wildflowers of the San Juan Mountains. She is also managing editor of Aquilegia, the quarterly publication of the Colorado Native Plant Society. Mary is a Colorado Native Plant Master® and teaches the course on the Western Slope for Colorado State University Extension. She lives in Ridgway with her husband of 30+ years.

Mary’s book will be available at the walk. All profits from books sold that day will be donated to UWP.

Reservations Required: Please contact Tanya at uwpcommunications@gmail.com or 970-325-3010, and provide your name(s), mobile phone number and email address.