UWP Board Meetings

Open to Public: Monthly* on 2nd Thursday 4-6 p.m. Meetings on Zoom until further notice,

* Please contact UWP Board Secretary Mary Menz at uwpcoordinator@gmail.com to confirm meeting date and time if you plan to attend. Some meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled based on necessity. 

2023 Events Coming Up

Cheatgrass Treatment Workshop

Tue., Nov. 7, 5 to 8:30 p.m.  Ouray County Event Center

A free event including dinner and helpful information for property owners with large landscapes. Sponsored by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Hosted by Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and Shavano Conservation District. Information & registration

UWP 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30-8pm. Ouray Community Center.

Potluck dinner, music, slide show, and a special speaker! More information.


The Next 10 Years of the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed

Tue., Oct. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Ouray Community Center

The whole community is invited to this event to learn about UWP’s history, goals and plans while giving input about future projects and activities. Funded by Telluride Foundation and CDPHE Non-Point Source Program. More information.

Love Your Gorge

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Uncompahgre River Gorge, Ouray Ice Park

Watershed Restoration in the Ironton Park Area

Sat., Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A free guided field trip

Ridgway Reservoir Cleanup at Ridgway State Park

Fri., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to noon, A volunteer event to improve riparian areas of the park. Hosted by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. 

Water Quality Monitoring in the Upper Unc

Sat., Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A free guided field trip

Watershed Restoration in the Upper Unc

Fri., Sept. 29, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. A free guided field trip

Taking Care of the Uncompahgre River Valley

Wednesday, August 16, 2023, The Forum at Colorado Mesa University Montrose, Community Room

Mine Site Remediation in the Uncompahgre River’s Headwaters

Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Evenings of History at the Wright Opera House

Ridgway RiverFest

Saturday, June 24, 2023, Rollans Park, Ridgway

Taking Care of the Uncompahgre River Valley

Thursday, June 15, Presentation at Montrose Library

Rollans Park Adopt-A-Park Riparian Restoration

Saturday, June 17, Rollans Park, Ridgway

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at Ridgway State Park

Thursday, June 22, Ridgway State Park Swim Beach at Dutch Charlie- CANCELLED

Uncompahgre River Classic

Peak flow contest and river flow awareness campaign

March 1-May 1, 2023

A Benefit for the Uncompahgre River

Int’l Fly Fishing Film Festival, Ouray County 4H Event Center, Ridgway, March 18, 2023

Snow Research Meets Water Resources Operations in the San Juans

Current and Future Collaborations with CSU, Silverton, February 7, 2023

Colorado Gives Day Fundraiser

December 6, 2022

Reconnect & Reboot

A meetup in Ouray organized by the San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference Committee

Sept. 29 & 30, 2022, Wright Opera House, Ouray Hydroelectric Plant, The Western, Red Mountain Pass, Camp Bird Road, Colorado Boy Southwest Pub, Sauvage Spectrum

Guided Snowshoe Exploration of Winter Wildlife 

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022

Guided Snowshoe Tour to Red Mountain Mining District

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022

2023 Colorado Gives Day
Dec 5 all-day

Please consider donating to UWP today on this special annual day of philanthropy. UWP could receive matching donations and incentives based on our donation activity during this special fundraising event.

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2024 Benefit for the Uncompahgre River with the Fly Fishing Film Tour
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate all things fly fishing with an array of short films from destinations around the world, all while raising awareness for the Uncompahgre River Watershed. RIGS Fly Shop and Telluride Angler have joined forces to bring the 2024 Fly Fishing Film Tour to Ridgway!

100% of the proceeds raised from this event will be donated to the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership for projects slated to improve river health within the Uncompahgre River Valley. Come grab some great food, beer and alcohol donated by Ouray Brewery and The Liquor Store, incredible door prizes, raffles, silent auctions, and more.

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. Films start at 6:30 p.m. – Hosted by RIGS Fly Shop & Telluride Angler

Sponsored by Costa, Yeti, Simms Fishing, Trout Unlimited, Scientific Anglers, Ross and Abel Reels, Nokian Tyres, Adipose Boatworks and Oskar Blues Brewing.

Tickets will be available in January 2024!