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.

2020 Adopt-A-Park Clean Up at Rollans Park @ Rollans Park
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


06_2012 Emily Galanto UWP Agnieszka Przeszlowska UWP Coordinator pulling Spotted Knapweed from Rollans Park in our weekly weed pulls

Call for Volunteers!

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Rollans Park in Ridgway for the Adopt-a-Park Program on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. UWP has adopted this important park that protects and provides access to the Uncompahgre River. We make an annual effort to pick up litter and branches, and do other maintenance around the park. This event is supported by the Town of Ridgway, American Rivers, and the National River Cleanup.

Who can come: everyone of all ages, as long as parents accompany children; we are limiting the volunteer number to 9 people to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. We ask that all volunteers wear masks at the start when we discuss tasks for the day. Then, while working, we can separate into smaller groups and stay 6 feet away from each other so we can take off our masks. We encourage family members to join us so you can volunteer together.

What to bring: work gloves, rakes and clippers (we have extras if needed); appropriate clothing to keep you comfy and happy while you work on the riverbanks and in the park (even in the rain if weather turns wet); sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, friends, kids, but please leave your furry friends at home; depending on public health orders at that time, we may ask you to wear a mask as well.

What we’ll bring: snacks and drinking water

Register: Please sign up so we can keep track of volunteer numbers, by sending your name(s), phone number and email address to Tanya at uwpcommunications@gmail.com. You can also send questions to Tanya.