|We need Volunteers! The Council is hosting its first annual Colorado River cleanup and needs help picking up litter along the public riverbanks from South Canyon to Silt on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Many areas will be accessible to volunteers on foot, but boaters are especially encouraged to participate.
The cleanup will be followed by a community barbecue and picnic for volunteers, with burgers and bratwursts and other fabulous food donated by local restaurants, starting at noon.
Anyone can volunteer. Please let us know you’re coming so we can plan for food and drinks. Sign up in advance here. If you are able to bring a suitable raft or boat, tell us when you pre-register. We can work out shuttles and rides.
Sign-in will start at 8:00 a.m. at Grand River Park (on the south side of the river) in New Castle. Walk or bike to the park if you live nearby — parking is limited.
Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and work gloves, and bring drinking water.
Fall Riparian Restoration Workshop
Thanks to grant funding provided by the Tamarisk Coalition, the Middle Colorado Watershed Council will be hosting a Riparian Restoration Workshop this coming fall. We are looking for folks who are interested in helping to plan the event. Please reply here if you want to be involved.
Upcoming Meetings/Events of Interest
Get involved in development of the Colorado Water Plan, Mesa County Town Hall Meeting, April 3rd, 6-8 PM. Click here for more information.
Get involved with development of the Colorado Water Plan, Pitkin County Town Hall Meeting, April 10th, 6-8 PM. Click here for more information.
Evening with Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile, at Colorado Mesa University, April 17, 6:30pm. Pre-register here for a free drink at the reception.