Join the Grand Valley Paddling Club for their 17th Annual Colorado River Cleanup on August 14, 2021!
The Colorado River Cleanup is an on-the-water cleanup where trash collected on the banks is floated downriver to the takeout and then disposed of.
This is not only a time when we pull tires and couches from the river but, a time to raise awareness and stewardship for our rivers.
Photo by Lee Gelatt Photography
The cleanup will be done in four sections:
The shuttle times for each section are staggered so that we may provide you with a shuttle service
Sponsored by Pali-Tours
Ready to Shuttle
Palisade Riverbend Park TO> Corn Lake State Park
Corn Lake State Park TO> Las Colonias boat ramp
Las Colonias boat ramp TO> Blue Heron boat ramp
Blue Heron boat ramp TO> Fruita State Park
TBD AM | Blue Heron boat ramp
TBD AM | Las Colonias boat ramp
TBD AM | Corn Lake State Park
TBD AM | Palisade Riverbend Park
We ask that you be ready to shuttle at the specified time. Drivers will be prompted to leave as a group so that all parties arrive around the same time to be picked up by the shuttle and taken back to the put-in.
Join us for an Appreciation BBQ overlooking the Colorado River and Las Colonias Boat ramp after the cleanup. Held at Eagle Rim Park the BBQ will start at 5PM. Each Volunteer will have a chance to win some great prizes. Sponsored by GJ SUP
What to bring
Your own Boat or Board
PFD (Life Jacket)
Effort and Enthusiasm
Some Other good things include:
Old tarp to protect your boat
Safety first mindset
Buckets for sharp items
State park parking tags
Interested in becoming a sponsor or want to make a donation?
The GVPC is a 501c3 and charity.
John "WHIP" Whipple