Events

Saturday, February 20

9:00 AM | Snow to Flow: Exploring Snowpack on McClure Pass
Redstone Inn & McClure Pass, Colorado map

Ever wonder how spring river conditions can be predicted by looking at snowpack? Or how snowpack data is collected every hour at remote mountain sites?  Join us for this indoor/outdoor Snow To Flow program and be a snow surveyor for a day! Meet at the Redstone Inn for refreshments and an introduction to snow science, then we will head out into the snow for some hands-on exploration!


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Wednesday, February 24

5:00 PM | Emma Open Space - Snowshoe, Campfire & Storytelling
Emma Open Space, Basalt, CO map

Come explore the 74 acres of Emma Open Space by moonlight on snowshoes with staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space & Trails!  After snowshoeing, warm up by campfire while sipping hot chocolate and hearing stories about the native people and animals of Colorado.


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Thursday, March 10

4:00 PM | Capital Creek Ranch Snowshoe
Near Old Snowmass, Colorado map

Join us on snowshoes through the Capitol Creek Ranch riparian area. We’ll wander past beaver ponds and through aspen forests while exploring the history of this iconic property that is protected by conservation easement within the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program.


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Wednesday, March 30

4:00 PM | Glenwood Springs Water Treatment Plant Tour
map

How exactly does water from Grizzly Creek and No Name Creek end up coming out of the tap in Glenwood Springs? Join Jerry Wade from the City of Glenwood Springs, RFC and Middle Colorado Watershed Council to tour Glenwood’s water treatment plant, where they can treat up to 8.65 million gallons of water a day for their growing population...


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Saturday, April 23

8:30 AM | Fryingpan River Cleanup
Lyons Park, Basalt, CO map

Help clean up one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country! Volunteers of all ages welcome! Join us for a free breakfast before cleaning up a 1-mile section of the river. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most Unusual Trash. Look for H20 Jo & Flo - Colorado's Water Quality Ambassadors - at this event!


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Thursday, May 5

5:30 PM | Heron, Eagle, Osprey Watch
Aspen Glen, Carbondale map

Take an amazing look at great blue herons, bald eagles, and osprey near the confluence of Cattle Creek and the Roaring Fork River. This area is nest heaven for these birds: over 20 nesting pairs of herons, one pair of bald eagles, and in 2005, the first recorded pair of ospreys fledged an offspring near this site. 


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Wednesday, May 11

5:30 PM | High Altitude Heron Watch
James H. Smith North Star Open Space map

One of Colorado’s highest known colonies of nesting great blue herons call North Star Open Space home. Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and City of Aspen Parks & Open Space for an evening of heron watching at an elevation above 8,000 feet! We’ll view the herons up-close with spotting scopes and binoculars. 

 


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Saturday, May 14

9:00 AM | Women's Only Fly Fishing Clinic
Coryell Ranch map

Join us for the always-popular, women-only fly fishing clinic. Learn the basics about equipment, casting, reading rivers, aquatic insects and spend time fishing in the afternoon, all while surrounded by the beauty of the Roaring Fork River...


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Tuesday, May 17

5:00 PM | Ruedi Reservoir Tour: Storing West Slope Water
Ruedi Reservoir map

Join Mark Fuller from Ruedi Water and Power Authority to learn about transbasin water diversions and how Ruedi Reservoir operates, by visiting the reservoir.


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Wednesday, June 1

7:00 AM | Birding Maroon Creek Wetlands
Maroon Creek Wetlands Open Space map

Interested in checking off some birds from your life list?  Then join Roaring Fork Audubon and Roaring Fork Conservancy for a brisk morning of birding at the Maroon Creek Wetlands. A ranger from City of Aspen Parks & Open Space will explain how this constructed wetland benefits people and wildlife, by being a temporary home to dozens of migratory birds during the early summer.


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Saturday, June 4

9:00 AM | River Float
Coryell Ranch, Carbondale, Colorado map

Spend a morning with Roaring Fork Conservancy staff and river ambassadors as we float the Roaring Fork River! After the float, join us at Coryell Ranch for a cook-out, live music, and the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, fly rods and the latest gear from local outfitter shops. 

Event details, including registration, for the 2016 River Float will be posted in the spring of 2016.


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Wednesday, June 8

5:00 PM | North Star Roaring Fork River Float
North Star Preserve map

Interested in floating the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wildlife habitat in the upper Roaring Fork Valley? 


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Thursday, June 16

5:00 PM | North Star Roaring Fork River Float
North Star Preserve map

Interested in floating the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wildlife habitat in the upper Roaring Fork Valley? 


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Tuesday, June 21

5:00 PM | North Star Roaring Fork River Float
North Star Preserve map

Interested in floating the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wildlife habitat in the upper Roaring Fork Valley? 


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Thursday, June 23

5:30 PM | Wetland Walk in Rio Grande Park, Aspen
Rio Grande Park, Aspen map

How can you keep 15 dump trucks worth of material out of the Roaring Fork River each year? Easy. Build a state-of-the-art filtration system, modeled after Mother Nature’s ability to "clean"...


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Tuesday, June 28

5:30 PM | Deer Hill Early Summer Wildflower Walk
Deer Hill Open Space, Aspen map

Deer Hill is a sanctuary for wildlife in one of the busiest parts of the valley.  Highlights of this walk will include 360 degree views of Aspen’s topography and a stunning amount of wildflowers.


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Wednesday, June 29

7:30 PM | Family Nights at Filoha: Fireflies, Bats and Bugs
Filoha Meadows Open Space, near Redstone map

Stay up late for an evening to explore a special place with your family. We’ll meet some residents of Filoha Meadows such as aquatic insects, Townsend’s Big Eared Bats, and fireflies, too! We’ll play games, do some hands-on discovery and participate in activities where we’ll learn about animal adaptations. Get ready because once it is dark, it’s time to catch a firefly to hold in our hands and take a closer look.


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Thursday, June 30

7:30 PM | Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk
Filoha Meadows Open Space map

Fireflies, rare orchids, and thermal wetlands are only part of what makes Filoha Meadows special...


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Wednesday, July 6

7:30 PM | Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk
Filoha Meadows Open Space map

Fireflies, rare orchids, and thermal wetlands are only part of what makes Filoha Meadows special...


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Thursday, July 7

7:30 PM | Family Nights at Filoha: Fireflies, Bats and Bugs
Filoha Meadows Open Space, near Redstone map

Stay up late for an evening to explore a special place with your family. We’ll meet some residents of Filoha Meadows such as aquatic insects, Townsend’s Big Eared Bats, and fireflies, too! We’ll play games, do some hands-on discovery and participate in activities where we’ll learn about animal adaptations. Get ready because once it is dark, it’s time to catch a firefly to hold in our hands and take a closer look.


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Monday, July 11

7:30 PM | Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk
Filoha Meadows Open Space map

Fireflies, rare orchids, and thermal wetlands are only part of what makes Filoha Meadows special...


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Monday, July 18

7:30 PM | Family Nights at Filoha: Fireflies, Bats and Bugs
Filoha Meadows Open Space, near Redstone map

Stay up late for an evening to explore a special place with your family. We’ll meet some residents of Filoha Meadows such as aquatic insects, Townsend’s Big Eared Bats, and fireflies, too! We’ll play games, do some hands-on discovery and participate in activities where we’ll learn about animal adaptations. Get ready because once it is dark, it’s time to catch a firefly to hold in our hands and take a closer look.


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Tuesday, July 19

7:30 PM | Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk
Filoha Meadows Open Space map

Fireflies, rare orchids, and thermal wetlands are only part of what makes Filoha Meadows special...


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Thursday, July 21

7:30 PM | Family Nights at Filoha: Fireflies, Bats and Bugs
Filoha Meadows Open Space, near Redstone map

Stay up late for an evening to explore a special place with your family. We’ll meet some residents of Filoha Meadows such as aquatic insects, Townsend’s Big Eared Bats, and fireflies, too! We’ll play games, do some hands-on discovery and participate in activities where we’ll learn about animal adaptations. Get ready because once it is dark, it’s time to catch a firefly to hold in our hands and take a closer look.


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Wednesday, July 27

5:30 PM | Water in the Age of Silver: Touring Aspen's "Holden Works"
Holden-Marolt Mining Museum, Aspen map

Discover the largest industrial site in the history of Pitkin County: a state of the art silver processing plant known as the Holden Lixiviation Works. This silver processing plant was built on the banks of Castle Creek in 1891 by Edward Royal Holden, leading to innovative and sometimes destructive uses of water resources for hydropower and waste disposal...


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Saturday, August 13

9:30 AM | Family Exploration at Filoha
Filoha Meadows Open Space map

Bring your family to Filoha Meadows and learn about the local bat population, visit beaver ponds, collect aquatic insects, and go on a scavenger hunt to explore this unique place. You’ll also learn about the large hooved animals that call Filoha Meadows home. 


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Sunday, August 14

1:00 PM | The Busy Beavers of the Upper Crystal
Marble Mill Site Park, Marble, CO map

Are beavers good for the river? Does their activity change the available habitat for local plants, birds, fish and other wildlife? Join RFC educators and Alex Menard, manager of The Marble Hub, to get answers to these questions while on a walking tour of some beautiful wetlands created by Marble’s local beavers...


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Thursday, August 18

9:30 AM | Family Exploration at Filoha
Filoha Meadows Open Space map

Bring your family to Filoha Meadows and learn about the local bat population, visit beaver ponds, collect aquatic insects, and go on a scavenger hunt to explore this unique place. You’ll also learn about the large hooved animals that call Filoha Meadows home. 


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Saturday, September 10

9:30 AM | Family Exploration at Filoha
Filoha Meadows Open Space map

Bring your family to Filoha Meadows and learn about the local bat population, visit beaver ponds, collect aquatic insects, and go on a scavenger hunt to explore this unique place. You’ll also learn about the large hooved animals that call Filoha Meadows home. 


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Thursday, September 15

5:00 PM | Celebrate Aspen Tap: Drinking Water Tour
City of Aspen Water Department, 500 Doolittle Drive, Aspen, CO 81611 map

Celebrate Aspen’s most valuable resource! Tour Aspen’s high mountain drinking water treatment facility which treats water from Castle Creek. Discover where your water is coming from and learn how this plant is capable of treating up to 9 million gallons of water a day!


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Thursday, September 22

4:30 PM | Carbondale Bicycle Ditch Tour
Carbondale Town Hall map

Hop on your bike and join staff from Carbondale’s Water Department and RFC as we explore the ditches that direct water from the Crystal River into Carbondale...


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REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM

  • Registration for events opens three weeks prior to events.  
  • To inquire about age-appropriateness of a program, please contact Christina Medved at (970) 927-1290.

Please note: Cancellations made within 48 hours are non-refundable but can be applied toward annual membership dues upon request.

 

 

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I ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE that events organized by Roaring Fork Conservancy, have inherent risks. I have full knowledge of these risks, which may include actions or inactions of Roaring Fork Conservancy, its agents and volunteers, and those of other participants. I am freely choosing to assume those risks by participating in this event.

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Roaring Fork Conservancy
PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 927-1290
info@roaringfork.org

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200 Basalt Center Circle, Suite 120, Basalt, CO 81621

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