Thursday, January 25

6:00 PM | SAVE THE DATE: Iron Fly Competition
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 15

5:00 PM | Emma Open Space Walking Tour, 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 21

8:30 AM | SAVE THE DATE: 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, and Best Photo. Look for H20 Jo & Flo - Colorado's Water Quality Ambassadors - at this even

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Saturday, May 5

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 9

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 12

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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Tuesday, June 26

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, July 25

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 27

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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Tuesday, September 11

5:30 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 25

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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  • 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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