As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) continues to serve the rivers, the watershed, and local community. As staff carry on from home and in the field during The River Center’s closure, they remain connected to the rivers. RFC’s focus always has been and will continue to be to keep the community informed and connected, too.
In addition to sharing beautiful photos of the Roaring Fork Watershed on both Facebook and Instagram, RFC is streaming and posting educational videos and activities for the families in our greater community now sheltered at home. At this link http://www.roaringfork.org/activities/ visitors can:
- Listen as RFC’s education director reads our children’s book Dee Dee the Fryingpan River Dipper
- Work through a stream food web
- Download a personal copy of RFC’s River Journal
- Find aquatic organisms and draw your own
- Conduct a water inventory at home
- Follow the journey of a water drop in the Keep It Clean coloring book
- And more!
While RFC’s water quality staff is conducting water quality sampling this month, be sure to check out our social media pages to watch videos demonstrating how our water quality instruments work and what they measure. We’ll also be posting photos from some of the remote locations where samples are collected.
Did you miss any of our Brooksher Watershed Institute presenters over the last year? View the presentations on RFC’s You Tube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/roaringforkwatershed.
Our rivers continue to be a place of refuge especially during these challenging times. Within the coming weeks, while our style may be different, the nature of our work remains the same. We invite you to join us, stay connected, and seek your own place of refuge whether in a book, coloring a trout, or standing in knee-deep water with a fly rod.
Just as the river endures, so does RFC, continuing to fulfill its mission to inspire people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed.
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