- March 7: Colorado Trout Unlimited River Stewardship Gala
We’re getting close to the biggest celebration of the year for Colorado’s rivers and trout! We hope you’re able to join Colorado TU for a fun night of food and drink, silent and live auction, and award presentation — all with an eye toward highlighting 50 years of conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado’s rivers and fisheries.
Click here to join us on March 7th!
We’ll also be honoring former EPA Administrator William Reilly with the 2019 River Stewardship Award for his veto of Two Forks Dam in 1990. Mr. Reilly’s courageous action not only protected a treasured river and valley that stood to be inundated by the new reservoir, but helped spawn new, more collaborative approaches to water planning and management that have benefited Colorado rivers and communities. We hope you can join us for this celebratory event!
Even if you cannot make the event, you can still bid for items on the live auction. Send an email to Shannon and you will be notified when the online auction goes live.
- March 13: RMF Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
- March 30: Wildlands University - Fort Collins
New for 2019, new and existing Wildlands Restoration Volunteers leaders will come together for two fun and informative weekends to learn leadership and technical skills and build our growing leader community. WRV and RMF work together with other partners on restoration projects.
To become a leader at WRV, in addition to the weekend training you must also complete required on-project mentoring later in the year. You will then be certified by the Outdoor Stewardship Institute to lead on projects at WRV or other organizations that accept the OSI certification in Colorado and beyond. Some activities are also eligible for credits through the Society for Ecological Restoration towards their restoration practitioner certification program. Training session continues Sunday 31 March.
If you have questions, please contact RMF Volunteer Coordinator Phil Wright or reach out to Rachel Brett by email or 303.543-1411 x109.
A similar training program takes place in Boulder March 16-17.
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Note of the Day:
Angling is such a popular recreation that professors of the gentle craft are to be found amongst all classes and conditions of the Genus homo. The disciples of glorious old Izaack—is not their name Legion?
R. Lakeland., 1858, The Teesdale Angler, (Horse Market, R. Barker, Printer, Barnard Castle-iBooks version).