A Benefit for the Uncompahgre River – The Return of the Fly Fishing Film Tour to Ridgway

Sat., March 14, 6 p.m., Sherbino Theater, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway, CO 81432

Support projects that protect and restore your local river by coming out and being entertained by films about outdoor adventure and conservation through the lens of fly fishing. At the benefit, you can increase your contribution and your fun by entering drawings for great river gear from national event sponsors and local outfitters. 100% of all proceeds from admission and drawings go to the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP) for its efforts to preserve and improve riparian areas, fish habitat and recreation areas. UWP is a Ouray County-based nonprofit with a mission of protecting and restoring the natural, scenic and economic values of the Upper Uncompahgre Watershed.

Current UWP activities that benefit the community and the Uncompahgre River include maintaining plants and picking up litter and debris in riparian areas, monitoring water quality monthly, offering river and watershed ecology education, and providing scientific and community stakeholder input for stormwater, stream and public land management planning. To learn more about UWP efforts for restoring the Uncompahgre River visit https://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/riparian-river-habitat-restoration/.

As a longtime supporter of watershed protection and improvement, RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service recognizes access to quality waters as one of the most important resources for our community. RIGS is pleased to bring back this FT3 Film Tour as a fundraiser for the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership. UWP will be the sole benefactor of 100% of the proceeds raised.

For information and tickets for the Benefit ($20 online in advance; $25 event day at the door), go to: https://shop.fishrigs.com/film-tour-tickets/