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 to confirm meeting date and time if you plan to attend. Some meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled based on necessity. 


2022 EVENTS

Guided Snowshoe Tour to Red Mountain Mining District

Saturday, Feb. 12 (Backup date: Feb. 19)

More information and registration

Guided Snowshoe Exploration of Winter Wildlife 

Saturday, Feb. 26 (Backup date: March 5)

More information and registration

Uncompahgre River Classic

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

Uncomphagre River Classic information

Fly Fishing Film Tour

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

More information coming soon

Ridgway RiverFest

Saturday, June 25

Festival Website


PAST EVENTS

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.

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.

Feb
12
Sat
2022 Red Mountain Mining District Snowshoe Tour @ County Road 31
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

A fun, guided tour to the mining ghost towns along Ouray County Road 31  – going back in time to learn about the mining legacy in our watershed

NOTE: This tour may be postponed or cancelled due to public health concerns related to COVID-19 levels in the community. This will be determined by 10 days before the tour date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UWP is bringing back this popular trip guided by Don Paulson – author, historian and curator of the Ouray Historical Society. Come learn about our mining history and water quality issues in the upper Uncompahgre River Watershed.

Who can come: Everyone of all ages, as long as parents accompany children. Registration is required; releases will need to be signed by all.

What to bring: snowshoes, cross country or touring gear, appropriate clothing & accessories to keep you comfy & happy, lunch, water, sunscreen, friends, kids, but please leave your furry friends at home

What we’ll bring: warm drinks and cookies to complement your lunch

Cost: a $35 donation ($20 for full-time students) is requested to support our organizations, UWP & OCHS (please bring on day of tour)

Meeting Place: Ouray Visitor Center, 1230 Main St., Ouray

Backup date: in the event of inclement weather, we will notify registrants by the night before the tour, and postpone the tour to Saturday, Feb. 19.

Please register early (spots fill up): Please fill out the form below. Payment will be taken online by credit card one week before the tour, or can be made by cash or check on the day of the tour.

Note: Maximum number of adults/children on one registration is 4 people.
Note: Please type 0 (zero) if none. Otherwise, form cannot be completed.
If you choose not to fill out your full address, it would be helpful if you could just fill in your city and state for our understanding of where attendees are coming from.
Feb
26
Sat
2022 Winter Wildlife Tour up Red Mountain Pass @ Red Mountain Pass
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join wildlife biologist Steve Boyle on a morning trek, by cross country skis or snow shoes, to observe wildlife signs such as animal tracks in the snow, and learn about which wildlife survive high alpine winters and how they cope with deep snow.

NOTE: This tour may be postponed or cancelled due to public health concerns related to COVID-19 levels in the community. This will be determined by 10 days before the tour date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who can come: Everyone of all ages, as long as parents accompany children. Registration is required; releases will need to be signed by all.

What to bring: snowshoes, cross country or touring gear, appropriate clothing & accessories to keep you comfy & happy, lunch, water, sunscreen, sunglasses (or goggles), small binoculars, friends, kids, but please leave your furry friends at home

What we’ll bring: warm drinks and cookies to complement your lunch

Cost: a $35 donation ($20 for full-time students) is requested to support the watershed restoration and protection activities of the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (please bring on day of tour)

Meeting Place: Ouray Visitor Center, 1230 Main St., Ouray, CO 81427

Backup plan: in the event of inclement weather, we will notify registrants by the night before the tour, and either move the tour to a location at the edge of Ouray (not up the pass) or postpone the tour to Saturday, March 5. 

Please register early (spots fill up): Please fill out the form below. Payment will be taken online by credit card one week before the tour, or can be made by cash or check on the day of the tour.

Note: Maximum number of adults/children on one registration is 4 people.
Note: Answer 0 (zero) if none. Otherwise, payment cannot be completed.
If you choose not to fill out your full address, it would be helpful if you could just fill in your city and state for our understanding of where attendees are coming from.