UPCOMING EVENTS

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. 


2022 EVENTS

Guided Wildflower Walk

Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Governor Basin

Event info

Love Your Gorge

​Sat., ​September 17​, Uncompahgre River Gorge

Volunteer work day and picnic with the Ouray Ice Park and UWP.  More info coming this summer.

Ouray Reconnect & Reboot

Thu. & Fri., Sept. 29 & 30: A Meetup organized by the San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference Committee

Information, sponsorships & registration soon: https://www.mountainstudies.org/sjmrc

Unc River Cleanup at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk

October River Cleanup at Ridgway State Park. More info coming this summer.


PAST EVENTS

Ridgway RiverFest

Saturday, June 25

Uncompahgre River Classic 

Entry Period: March 1 – May 1; Winner announcement: June 25

Rollans Park Cleanup

Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. to Noon

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Saturday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6)

Ouray County 4H Event Center, Ridgway, Colo.

Guided Snowshoe Exploration of Winter Wildlife 

Saturday, Feb. 26 

Guided Snowshoe Tour to Red Mountain Mining District

Saturday, Feb. 12 

Unc River Cleanup at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk

Monday, October 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cleanup at Ridgway State Park

San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference

Wed.-Fri., Sept. 22-24, 2021, Telluride, Colo.

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

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Guided Wildflower Walk in Governor Basin
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn about the wildflowers in the Upper Uncompahgre Watershed

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.

Please bring your lunch and water bottle. We’ll bring some cookies!

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 Ouray to Governor Basin via Camp Bird Road. 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. 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, and is the UWP Board Secretary.

Mary’s book will be available at the walk. All profits from books sold that day will be donated to UWP. A donation fo $35 per person ($20 per child) is requested to support UWP’s activities. Mary is generously donating her time for this event.

Reservations Required: Tanya at tanya@uncompahgrewatershed.org or 970-325-3010.

Questions: Tanya at tanya@uncompahgrewatershed.org or 970-325-3010.