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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...

August 15, 2017

Aug. 5 2017 was a perfect day to cleanup the river. 

The 2017 Colorado River Cleanup Organized by W.A.T.E.R. Was a great success! The community really showed up to this yearly event organized the first weekend of August each year. 

 The river cleanup is done in 3 section...

Another day on the river and more lessons learned. As I venture further into the paddling and river world each and every day I make new friends and learn new lessons. Much of the time when I am on the water I am an observer. I watch, I listen, I pay attention to all th...

It all started with a question... 

I moved to the valley almost two years ago. I had come from back east in Ohio and loved the idea of living in Colorado among the mountains and rivers. I initially moved to Rangely Colorado and taught at the community college but eventu...

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