Uncompahgre River Benefit Raises $9,000

Troy Youngfleish of Telluride Angler (left) and Heather Patterson of RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service present a donation check for $9,000 raised at A Benefit for the Uncompahgre River and Fly Fishing Film Tour showing on March 18 to Tanya Ishikawa of Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (middle). The funds are reserved for river conservation and the promotion of sustainable recreation in the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed in Ouray County.

Thank you to the more than 150 audience members who came out and donated to our cause! Also, we greatly appreciate the nonprofit support of the Ouray County 4H Event Center, and our other event donors: Alpine Bank, Ouray Brewery, The Liquor Store, Ouray Grocery, and Gunnison Gorge Anglers! Plus, we give a shout out to our event volunteers: Pamela Foyster, Angela Ledgerwood, Alan Todd, staff of Ouray Brewery, RIGS and Telluride Angler, and check presentation photographer Phil Harrold.