Join organizers from the Ouray Ice Park and Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership to help restore the natural resources in the Uncompahgre River Gorge. Historic use by the early settlers left mining, railroad and other industrial debris, while more recent gorge visitors left construction debris scattered around – much of which was cleaned up during the 2018 Love Your Gorge event. In 2019, we are continued to remove debris, as well as addressing erosion issues around the top of the gorge. For 2020, we will be planting some trees, picking up litter and doing other important work.
This event is partially funded by the Frank L. Massard Trust, and affiliated with American Rivers National River Cleanup and Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup.
You’ll want to join us this year – we’re a fun group! Please wear layers as the morning and shadowy canyon (all day) can be cold but the sun is intense. Wear sturdy shoes (hiking boots would be great), sunscreen, gloves, and a hat and/or sunglasses.
We will be observing required health and safety precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 during our event. Details on mask wearing, social distancing and other protocols for our event will be sent to registered volunteers about a week before the event.
This event is open to ages 12 and up. Minors (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult or provide a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
Please sign up so we can track how many volunteers are joining us. Give your name(s), phone number and email address to Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-325-3010.
Sign up here to volunteer with your local cleanup. Bringing friends and family with you? Please register each volunteer separately!