UWP Board Meetings
Open to Public: Monthly* on 2nd Thursday 4-6 p.m.
Meetings on Zoom until further notice
* Please contact UWP to confirm meeting date and time if you plan to attend. Some meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled based on necessity.
Meet Your Watershed: The Future of Water
Wed., Aug. 25, 5-6 p.m.
Annual Ridgway RiverFest
Sat. August 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Love Your Gorge
Sat., September 18, 2021, Uncompahgre River Gorge
Volunteer work day and picnic with the Ouray Ice Park and Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership
San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference
Wed.-Fri., Sept. 22-24, Telluride, Colo.
For information, go to mountainstudies.org/sjmrc
Unc River Cleanup at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk
October, Date & Time announced this summer!
Cleanup at Ridgway State Park.
Meet Your Watershed: Water Scarcity
Wed., July 28, 5-6 p.m.
Guided Wildflower Walk from Atlas Mill to Twin Falls
Sat., July 17, 9 a.m.-Noon
More information: https://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/event/guided-wildflower-walk-2021
Meet Your Watershed: Drinking Water
Wed., June 23, 5-6 p.m.
Meet Your Watershed: Water Infrastructure & Managed Use
Wed., May 26, 5-6 p.m.
(click on link above for information and registration)
Ouray County Weed Pull at Rollans Park
Sat., May 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Uncompahgre River Cleanup, south Montrose
Sat., May 15, 9 – 11 a.m.
Meet Your Watershed: Water Quality Monitoring & Remediation
Wed., April 28, 5-6 p.m. (click on link above for information and registration)
Fly Fishing Film Tour – 2020 Digital Event
Thursday, Aug. 27 – Wednesday, Sept. 2
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.
An Open-Air Series of Conversations about the Upper Uncompahgre Watershed
Everyone, 8 years old to 108 years old, is invited to attend one or more of the series events. You don’t have to come to every event but you are welcome to! The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership has scheduled three to five water-related professionals to discuss their organizations’ roles in the watershed, especially in the Ouray County area. Join us outdoors for fresh air and conversation to help you better understand the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed.
Location: Dennis Weaver Park, Ridgway, Colorado (unless bad weather; more information about bad weather location – also in Ridgway – will be sent to all registrants)
Schedule: Wednesdays, 5-6pm, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28 and plus one Saturday field trip
Registration: Free. Register at https://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/meet-your-watershed/.
Funded by a Non-Point Source Mini Grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
1st Session: Water quality monitoring and remediation, Wed., April 28
SWEAP** Critical Water Concept: The quality and quantity of water, and the timing of its availability, are all directly impacted by human actions and natural events.
Guest speakers: Arlen Huggins of the Colorado River Watch Program, Jeff Litteral of Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety, Tanner Banks of Trout Unlimited, and a representative from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
2nd Session: Water infrastructure and managed water use, Wed., May 26
SWEAP Critical Water Concept: Water cycles naturally through Colorado’s watersheds, often intercepted and manipulated through an extensive infrastructure system built by people.
The quality and quantity of water, and the timing of its availability, are all directly impacted by human actions and natural events.
Guest speakers: Benjamin Wilson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Ryan Christiansen of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Kestrel Kunz of American Whitewater, and one more speaker
3rd Session: Drinking Water & Wastewater, Wed., June 23
SWEAP Critical Water Concept: Water is essential for life, our economy, and a key component of healthy ecosystems.
Guest speakers: Mike Berry of Tri-County Water Conservancy District, Joe Coleman of Ouray City Public Works, Chris Bolane of Ridgway Town Public Works, and a representative from Dallas Creek Water Co. or Ouray County government
4th Session: Water Scarcity, Wed., July 28
SWEAP Critical Water Concept: Water is a scarce resource, limited and variable. Water is a public resource governed by water law.
Guest speakers: Marti Whitmore of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable and Colorado River District, Katie Birch of Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Ken Leib of the U.S. Geological Survey, and representatives from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
5th Session: The Future of Water, Wed., Aug. 25*
More details and guest speakers coming soon.
* The Agricultural Efficiency Field Trips have been postponed until the fall. Stay tuned for more details.
**SWEAP is Colorado’s Statewide Water Education Action Plan, a common agenda for water education’s role in achieving sustainable water for Colorado by 2050. Find out more at: https://www.watereducationcolorado.org/sweap/.