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Clifton Nature Park Clean-up with Colorado Baby

Clifton Nature Park Clean-Up with Colorado Baby

Join Mesa County and RiversEdge West in maintaining and creating healthy landscapes to live and play by participating in the clean-up of Clifton Nature Park!

The event will take place from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and includes the opportunity for a descriptive nature walk after planting native grasses and maybe pulling a few weeds and picking up trash along the way.

Wetland Restoration Volunteer Day

September 8, 2018 | 8am - 11am

Join RiversEdge West, Western Colorado Conservation Corps and Colorado Parks & Wildlife on Xcel Energy's 8th Annual Day of Service on September 8th!

Colorado River Cleanup

SATURDAY, August 4, 2018. 

Learn more here.

  • Collect and transport trash to a takeout on three different stretches of the Colorado River. In the past the River Cleanup has removed tires, car parts, pool toys, a hot tub, bottles, clothing, lots of plastic bags, and all kinds of trash. What will you find this year?

Dolores River Restoration: Planting Cottonwoods and Removing Tamarisk

Spend a few days camped out under the cottonwoods along the spectacular Dolores River with us; while you're there, maybe plant some more cottonwoods and kill some tamarisk. That's what we'll be doing. Year 5 working down in this part of the state to eradicate the invasive, water-hogging and land-salting tamarisk tree and replace it with native vegetation.

Clifton Nature Park Clean-Up During National Volunteer Week!

Join us during National Volunteer Week in maintaining and creating healthy landscapes to live and play by participating in the clean-up of Clifton Nature Park!
The event will take place from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 including the opportunity for a descriptive nature walk after pulling weeds and picking up trash. 

Mayberry Earth Day Celebration

Join Rim to Rim Restoration for  Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st at Mayberry Plant Propagation Center.  Enjoy light refreshments, a self-guided tour, check out our new projects or just fly a kite (if there is enough wind). Bring kite if you have one! See the event details below and on the poster attached. 

Saturday, April 21st
10 AM – 12 PM  Volunteer work
12 PM — 3 PM  Refreshments & kite flying

Directions: from Moab follow UT-128 for 15.25 miles and turn left. If you reach the Castle Valley turn-off you have gone too far.

Grand Valley Audubon Nature Preserve Earth Day Event

Be part of the movement to restore Grand Valley Audubon Nature Preserve!

Volunteers, working with Grand Valley Audubon Society and RiversEdge West staff, will install a pollinator garden; plant native trees, shrubs, and flowers; and help with invasive tree removal. All welcome and no experience is necessary. Please wear sturdy work shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Some gloves will be on hand, but please bring your own if you have them. If you have a shovel, please put your name on it and bring it.

Lunch will be provided. 

Volunteers will be working:

An Evening with River Photographer Tim Palmer

An Evening with River Photographer Tim Palmer, April 16, 2018, 6-8pm, CMU University Center, Grand Junction, CO. This event will include a reception followed by a slideshow and discussion with Tim Palmer. 

River Restoration Volunteer Event

Help with revegetation efforts along the Dolores River by helping a fencing project at the boat-ramp in beautiful Bedrock, CO. The group will be building buck and rail fencing to help protect areas where revegeation is in process.

Date: Saturday October 28th
Time: meet at 10 am at the Bedrock Store

Please bring appropriate clothing, work gloves, and water. Fencing tools and materials will be provided. Lunch, snacks, and cold refreshments will also be provided.

Verde River Day

Dead Horse Ranch State Park, located in Cottonwood, Arizona, will celebrate its 29th Annual Verde River Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Park entrance fees will be waived for all visitors attending the event. All of the activities are at no cost, thanks to the many exhibitors and sponsors.

Verde River Day promotes preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde's unique riparian habitat.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Grand Junction, CO
Free the trees!  Help us improve wildlife habitat at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, located at Grand Junction's namesake - the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers.
Volunteers will be...
Friday, October 7, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Dolores River Canyon Wilderness Study Area
Join us for a second year working with the Tamarisk Coalition and the Dolores River Restoration Partnership to restore habitat along the Dolores River in Bedrock, CO. Volunteers will hand remove non-...
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy, Garfield County, City of Glenwood Springs, and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood Springs, CO
Join the ongoing effort to remove and discourage the regrowth of tamarisk, an invasive species that is quickly making it's way up the Colorado River corridor. 
Volunteers will be rewarded for their...
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy

Basalt, CO

Volunteers of all ages welcome! Join Roaring Fork Conservancy for a free breakfast before cleaning up a 1-mile section of the river. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Organizer: Rimrocker Historical Society, the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, and the Tamarisk Coalition

Uravan Ball Park
Uravan, CO
Join us on Saturday, April 22nd at the Uravan Ball Park to help clean up the park, remove invasive brush, build shade shelters, and help build and install birdhouses and signage! Free afternoon...
Friday, April 28, 2017

Organizer: Alpine Bank, Mesa County, Clifton Sanitation, the Desert Rivers Collaborative, and the Tamarisk Coalition

Clifton Nature Park
Clifton, CO
Take part in National Volunteer Week by joining Alpine Bank, Mesa County, Clifton Sanitation, the Desert Rivers Collaborative, and the Tamarisk Coalition in a clean-up of Clifton Nature Park! Shifts...
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Canyons Association

Join CCA for a day on the river! They'll be working with rangers from the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office for a service project on the Gunnison River.  

Please Bring:

A boat! Smaller...

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Organizer: Western Association to Enjoy Rivers

Grand Junction, CO
SIGN UP for one of three sections:

Palisade Boat Ramp to Corn Lake State Park

Corn Lake State Park to Redlands Parkway Boat Ramp

Redlands Parkway Boat Ramp to Fruita State Park Boat Ramp


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Organizer: Mesa County, the Tamarisk Coalition, Grand Valley Ducks Unlimited, and Toxic Calls

Clifton, CO
Join us in maintaining and creating healthy landscapes to live and play by participating in the clean-up of Clifton Nature Park!
The event will take place from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. Sunday, August 6,...
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Canyon Association

Bring your boat and your adventurous spirit Colorado Canyon Association's (CCA) overnight river trip down the Ruby-Horsethief section of the...


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