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: Water Quality Monitoring & Remediation

Wed., April 28, 5-6 p.m. (click on link above for information and registration)

Uncompahgre River Cleanup, south Montrose

Sat., May 15, 9 – 11 a.m. 

Join a grassroots citizens group on Colorado Public Lands Day to clean alongside the Uncompahgre River, meeting at the south end of Montrose, near the dead on Ogden Street (past Home Depot). Email for information to 515rivercleanup@gmail.com. Pre-registration is not required.

Ouray County Weed Pull at Rollans Park

Sat., May 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Join the Ouray County Vegetation Department and UWP on the banks of the Uncompahgre River at Rollans Park in Ridgway to remove invasive plants that are crowding out native species. We will also be picking up litter and branches, to get the park ready for the summer crowds. To sign up, email Julie at jkolb@ouraycountyco.gov.

Meet Your Watershed: Water Infrastructure

Wed., May 26, 5-6 p.m.

(click on link above for information and registration)

Meet Your Watershed: Irrigation Efficiency Field Trip

date and time TBD 

Meet Your Watershed: Drinking Water 

Wed., June 23, 5-6 p.m. 

Meet Your Watershed: Water Scarcity 

Wed., July 28, 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

Thu.-Fri., Sept. 23-24, 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.


2020 San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference

Globally Online, Sept. 21-23, 2020

Theme: Adaptive Capacity in Uncertain Times. For information, go to mountainstudies.org/sjmrc

Fly Fishing Film Tour – 2020 Digital Event

Thursday, Aug. 27 – Wednesday, Sept. 2

Information & Tickets: https://flyfilmtour.myeventscenter.com/event/Colorado-Ridgway-2020-F3t-Digital-Event-Fundraider-38565

San Juan Mountains Wildflower Walk

guided by wildflower guidebook author Mary Menz

Ridgway RiverFest

CANCELLED in 2020: See you in 2021! @ Rollans Park, Ridgway
To find out about the fun, free outdoor festival for the whole family, go to ridgwayriverfest.org

Adopt-A-Park Tree Planting & Clean Up at Rollans Park, Ridgway

Saturdays, May 30 & June 13, 2020 @ 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Join UWP for a volunteer work morning at Rollans Park, picking up litter and branches, to make it a great place to visit.

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.