Thursday, January 26

6:00 PM | Iron Fly Competition - Jan. 26
Riverside Grill map

Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club and Roaring Fork Conservancy present this fun, Iron Fly Competition from 6-9pm in Basalt, CO. What is Iron Fly?  It is a fly tying competition combined with a little friendly competition....

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Thursday, February 16

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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Saturday, April 22

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! *Please note that registration is not required.*

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Saturday, May 6

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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Wednesday, May 10

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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Thursday, May 18

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

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

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Wednesday, May 24

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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Friday, July 28

10:00 AM | Twin Lakes Tunnel & Diversion Tour
Lost Man Reservoir, east of Aspen map

Did you know about 40% of the Roaring Fork headwaters is diverted under the Continental Divide to Front Range cities and farms? Join staff from Twin Lakes Reservoir & Canal Company and RFC for this informative tour of the tunnels, dams and ditches that move water east. Jeeps from Blazing Adventures will drive us 6 miles on Lincoln Creek Road to the Grizzly Reservoir where we'll get a look inside the Twin Lakes diversion tunnel...

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  • 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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Roaring Fork Conservancy
PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 927-1290

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

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