August 21, 2020

This is the story of Sad Dragon and how we became friends. 

I met Sad Dragon in a dump truck full of trash. 

Sad Dragon was sad because someone had lost, forgotten, and discarded Sad Dragon as trash. 

Sad Dragon was even sadder because the trash was in the river. 

Sad Drag...

August 19, 2020

16th annual Colorado River Cleanup. Thank you to all who participated.

May 19, 2020

Did you notice that the water is rising?

This is the beginning of the runoff folks. If you are looking to plan a river trip now is the time to do it. The water level is just gonna keep going up. Why? Well, one of the main reasons is the very warm weather that has been c...

May 5, 2020

Have you been by the Las Colonias River Park lately? Maybe on your bike riding along the river front trail or out for a run or walk. If you haven't, add visiting the river park to your list. Things are shaping up nicely.

New vegetation and trees are being planted.


February 19, 2020

Went down to the Las Colonias River Park this afternoon. They have made wonderful progress rejuvenating this once neglected riparian area. The City of Grand Junction has really done a great job. In their plans they excavated and expanded the Watson Island channel to ad...

September 16, 2019

The Colorado River Cleanup was a success! 

75 fantastic volunteers showed up

to clean the Colorado from bank to bank! 

 18 yards of trash was removed with some notable items:

  • A huge dam bouy 

  • A Jack Daniels bottle with a note inside! 

  • A 15 foot culvert 

  • ...

November 16, 2017

Have you ever been to the river, seen people paddling, or crossed it during the day? Ever wonder where people can access the river? I ask these questions to myself and wonder how people interact with the water that flows through this Grand Valley. The two rivers that f...

October 10, 2017

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at TAP-IN Colorado a reverse pitch event. This event was the last of three held in 2017 TAP-IN's goal is to raise awareness, increase community engagement, and start conversations about how to address water challenges facin...

October 2, 2017

There were some good vibes Last week when I attended the Gear Demo held at On The River Supply. Not only was there some delicious smoked pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and potato salad but there were some fantastic river people from the community and great conver...

August 16, 2017

When I last left you we were celebrating the 2017 Colorado River cleanup and had just attended the Celebratory BBQ sponsored by Amec Foster Wheeler of Grand Junction. You had Just enjoyed one of the Palisade Peaches that Bob Richardson had brought and won one of the ma...

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