UWP Board Meetings
Open to Public: Monthly* on 2nd Thursday 4-6 p.m.
Meetings on Zoom until further notice
October 2021 Meeting cancelled – See you in November!
* Please contact UWP to confirm meeting date and time if you plan to attend. Some meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled based on necessity.
Unc River Cleanup at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk
Monday, October 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cleanup at Ridgway State Park
Year-End Membership Drive
November-December 2021 – Information Coming Soon!
Colorado Gives Day
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021
San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference
Wed.-Fri., Sept. 22-24, 2021, Telluride, Colo.
For information, go to mountainstudies.org/sjmrc
Love Your Gorge
Sat., September 18, 2021, Uncompahgre River Gorge
Volunteer work day and picnic with the Ouray Ice Park and Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership
Annual Ridgway RiverFest
Sat. August 28, 2021
Meet Your Watershed: The Future of Water
Wed., Aug. 25, 2021
Meet Your Watershed: Water Scarcity
Wed., July 28, 2021
Guided Wildflower Walk from Atlas Mill to Twin Falls
Sat., July 17, 2021
Meet Your Watershed: Drinking Water
Wed., June 23, 2021
Meet Your Watershed: Water Infrastructure & Managed Use
Wed., May 26, 2021
Ouray County Weed Pull at Rollans Park
Sat., May 22, 2021
Uncompahgre River Cleanup, south Montrose
Sat., May 15, 2021
Meet Your Watershed: Water Quality Monitoring & Remediation
Wed., April 28, 2021
Fly Fishing Film Tour – Digital Event
Thursday, Aug. 27 – Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020
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.
Join the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and Colorado Parks & Wildlife staff for a volunteer cleanup along the Uncompahgre River at the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk area of the Ridgway State Park on Monday, October 25 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Did you know that fishing line takes up to 600 years to break down in nature?
Plastic beverage bottles take up to 450 years, aluminum cans up to 200 years, styrofoam cups up to 50 years, nylon fabric up to 40 years, and cigarette filters up to five years.
Pa-Co-Chu-Puk is Ouray County’s most popular fly fishing location with fantastic trout habitat in the Uncompahgre River below Ridgway Dam and two ponds stocked with Rainbow trout. Staff from local fishing guide services and outfitters will make up our central volunteer crews and we welcome anyone else interested in helping their efforts. Thank you to Ed’s Fly Shop, Montrose Anglers, RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service, Telluride Flyfishers and Telluride Outside for supporting this event.
We will provide bags and buckets for volunteers to use as they pick up fishing line and the various litter left behind by river users. Please join us even if you can’t stay for the full three hours. We will also provide snacks and drinks. Please bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes and work clothes. Masks are recommended when assembled in a group for instructions and other times when you cannot maintain social distancing of at least six feet. We recommend sunglasses, sunscreen and possibly bug spray.
Note: Children are welcome if accompanied by a parent, teacher or other guardian, but this event is not recommended for those under 10 years old. Please don’t bring dogs unless they are on a leash, are friendly to other dogs and humans, and can be kept under control.