What: RiverFest 2013
When: Saturday, August 17th from 2:30 – 9 pm
Where: The Colorado River Ranch, Colorado River Road
Cost: $75/ticket, $40/dinner only, kids $10
The Eagle River Watershed Council is thrilled to announce RiverFest 2013 presented by Oldcastle Materials Southwest Group and B&B Excavating on Saturday, August 17th. This year, the annual float will be held along the Upper Colorado River in celebration of two new Eagle County access points.
Eagle County recently acquired two more Colorado River access points after successfully launching the Dotsero and State Bridge landings in 2012. RiverFest will launch at the new Red Dirt Creek access point and take out on the Colorado River Ranch, one of the county’s latest conservation easements. The four-mile float along this scenic stretch of the Upper Colorado below the Flat Tops will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the health of the Colorado River and explore the mighty river that flows through our backyard.
In addition to new access points, RiverFest highlights the Colorado River Restoration & Conservation Project being conducted by Colorado State University and the Eagle River Watershed Council. Ongoing data collection and assessment will guide the Watershed Council in selecting conservation projects along the upper reaches of this great Western river.
The RiverFest celebration will begin at the Colorado River Ranch, where participants will gather and be shuttled by Timberline Tours to guided rafts provided by Lakota Guides. After a fun float, participants are invited to a party at the Colorado River Ranch featuring live music from local favorite The Olora Bros. Dinner will include all natural, grass-fed beef from the Colorado River Ranch prepared by Moe’s Original BBQ and beer from Bonfire Brewery. Other activities for this family friendly evening include dancing, pony rides, a bouncy castle, a silent auction and informative sessions about the innovative conservation practices at the Colorado River Ranch. The cost of the full afternoon is $75 or for $40, join the Watershed Council for dinner and the evening festivities. Children 12 and under are just $10 for the float and dinner. All of the funds raised will support the Eagle River Watershed Council and its valuable river advocacy programs in Eagle County. Registration is open at www.erwc.org or you can call the office at 970-827-5406.
Contact: Amanda Nichols
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Eagle River Watershed Council