Events

Saturday, May 6

8:30 AM | Carbondale Boat Ramp Workday
Carbondale Boat Ramp map

At this family-friendly volunteer day, we will work to improve the heavily used boat ramp on the Roaring Fork River in Carbondale.  Plans for the day include creating a new public river overlook, improve river access, and trimming back vegetation on the paths, roadways, and parking areas.  We hope to see you there!


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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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Saturday, May 13

9:00 AM | Beginner Adult Fly Fishing Clinic
Coryell Ranch map

Join us in this beginner adult fly fishing course where you'll learn...


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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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Saturday, May 20

8:00 AM | Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day in the Roaring Fork Valley
Base of Ruedi Dam, Fryingpan River map

Roaring Fork Conservancy and Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club are teaming up to promote and celebrate public lands in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

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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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Tuesday, June 6

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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Saturday, June 10

8:00 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, music, and the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, fly rods and the latest gear from local outfitter shops. 


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Tuesday, June 13

8:30 AM | Fishing in Schools Teacher Workshop
Crystal River Elementary map

Teach your students how to fly fish!


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Thursday, June 15

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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Monday, June 19

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 20

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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Wednesday, June 21

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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Tuesday, June 27

5:00 PM | SUP through North Star Preserve
North Star Preserve map

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) through some of the most important wildlife habitat in the upper Roaring Fork Valley.


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Wednesday, June 28

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 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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Wednesday, July 5

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 6

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 10

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 12

5:30 PM | Roaring Fork Conservancy River Rendezvous
2561 Frying Pan Road Basalt, Colorado 81621 map

Now, more than ever, we are focused on protecting the essential: our rivers and streams. Our territory is vast–a watershed encompassing an area the size of Rhode Island (1,451 square miles), reaching from Aspen to Glenwood and from Marble to Meredith! The annual River Rendezvous, hosted by the Rivers Council of Roaring Fork Conservancy, will raise much needed funds for Roaring Fork Conservancy programs: watershed conservation, research, land conservation, water quality monitoring and education. Please join us in protecting our rivers!


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Monday, July 17

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 18

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 20

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 26

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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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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Monday, August 7

9:00 AM | Ajax Adventure Ranch Camp, August 7-11
map

Ajax Adventure Ranch Camp and RFC are partnering for 1-week this summer to offer...


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Wednesday, August 9

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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Monday, August 14

11:00 AM | Roaring Fork Conservancy Golf Classic
Aspen Glen Club, 545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale, CO 81623 map

Save the Date: Monday, August 14th! We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of golf on Aspen Glen’s co-designed signature Jack Nicklaus golf course. With stunning views of Mount Sopris and the Roaring Fork River, this promises to be a fun event to benefit our rivers! 


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Friday, 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 9

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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Wednesday, September 13

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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Tuesday, September 19

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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Wednesday, September 20

4:30 PM | Filoha Evening Walk: Elk & Bighorn Sheep
Filoha Meadows map

Take a rare, autumn, sunset walk to enjoy the unique and beautiful Filoha Meadows before its seasonal closure. John Groves, District Wildlife Ranger with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, will discuss elk and big horn sheep natural history, and the importance of Filoha Meadows for calving, habitat, and food....


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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.
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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
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