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Advancing the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.

3rd Annual Raft the River

  • 31 Aug 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Rimrock Adventures
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Reserve your spot today for our 3rd Annual Raft the River trip on August 27th, 2016!  Join us, hand-picked local river experts, and Rimrock Adventures for an informative, fun float down the beautiful Colorado River.

After the float, we'll enjoy live music by Jack+Jill, a BBQ, drinks, and prizes.  Click here to view the flyer.

Guest Speakers

In addition to Tamarisk Coalition Staff, guest speakers include:

(from left to right)

  • Dr. Gigi Richard, Professor of Geology and Faculty Director of the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University
  • Patty Gelatt, former Fish and Wildlife Bioligist and current Tamarisk Coalition board member
  • Rick Krueger, former Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Environmental Contaminants Coordinator.  Rick's work with FWS mainly focused on reducing concentrations of selenium, a natural occurring trace metal that is leached from the soil through irrigation and is known to adversely impact the reproductive capacity of razorback suckers and Colorado pike minnow, two endangered fish found in the Colorado River.  Rick will discuss the fish that live in the river, selenium and its impact on razorback suckers, and non native plants - particularly pertaining to how they have caused the river to become incised and reduce backwater habitat necessary for native fish species.  Rick is also a member of the Mesa County Search and Rescue ground and swift water teams.
  • Jenny Fausey is a Crew Leader with the Western Colorado Conservation Corps.  She will discuss the social benefits of restoration and an overview of the correct process of removing invasive species.   


Tickets are $80. All ages!
Float, food, and drinks are all included.
$40 tickets are available for the dinner and live music portion. 
All proceeds go towards advancing riverside restoration.

 Tamarisk Coalition members receive a 15% discount.  Cottonwood Club members and an additional guest will receive discounted rates.  Not a Tamarisk Coalition member?  Not a problem!  Click here to join.

Interested in sponsoring this event or have questions?  Email Cara at Ckukuraitis@tamariskcoalition.org.

  • 1pm: Meet at Rimrock Adventures (927 HWY 340 Fruita, Colorado).  We'll take the shuttle to Blue Heron/Redlands Parkway Boat Ramp
  • 2pm: Float from Blue Heron Boat Ramp back to Rimrock Adventures (where we parked our cars).  We'll stop at a few restoration sites along the way and hear from our guest speakers.   
  • ~5:30:  Float our way back to Rimrock Adventures to enjoy food, drinks, door prizes, and live music! 

Please fill out the liability waiver and bring it with you the day of the event.  

THANK YOU to our sponsors!




Contact us

P.O. Box 1907

Grand Junction, CO 81502

Phone: (970) 256-7400

Email: ckukuraitis@tamariskcoalition.org

Tamarisk Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

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