Events

Thursday, May 31

7:00 AM | Birding Maroon Creek Wetlands
Maroon Creek Wetlands Open Space (meet at Aspen Golf Club) 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 2

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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Wednesday, 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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Thursday, June 7

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 14

8:30 AM | Fishing in Schools Teacher Workshop
Basalt Middle School map

Teach your students how to fly fish!


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Thursday, June 14

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 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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Thursday, June 21

5:30 PM | Flowers and Filtration: Rio Grande Wetland Walk, 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 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, June 27

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

Spend an evening with your family playing games, catching fireflies, and learning about the local and natural history of this beautiful thermal wetland.

 


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Thursday, June 28

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

Spend an evening with your family playing games, catching fireflies, and learning about the local and natural history of this beautiful thermal wetland.

 


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Monday, July 2

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 5

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

Spend an evening with your family playing games, catching fireflies, and learning about the local and natural history of this beautiful thermal wetland.

 


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Monday, July 9

9:00 AM | Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Training Course
Truscott Property Management Office, 18 Truscott Place Aspen, CO 81611 map

Become an EPA WaterSense QWEL Certified Professional!  QWEL is recognized as a WaterSense labeled Professional Certification Program for Irrigation System Audits... 


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Monday, July 9

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 11

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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Tuesday, July 17

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

Spend an evening with your family playing games, catching fireflies, and learning about the local and natural history of this beautiful thermal wetland.

 


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Wednesday, 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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Tuesday, July 24

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 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

Learn firsthand how up to 40% of the Roaring Fork River headwaters are diverted under the Continental Divide to the Front Range.


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Wednesday, August 8

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

Bring your family to explore this unique thermal wetland called Filoha Meadows. Learn about wildlife and their adaptations through games and hands-on activities in areas of Filoha Meadows not typically open to the public.

 

 


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Friday, August 17

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 8

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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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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Wednesday, September 19

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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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.
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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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