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Save the Poudre Events Calendar

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Attend and speak at Fort Collins City Council meeting on Feb. 21st. 6:00pm.
Ask City Council to "Actively Oppose and Work to Stop NISP".
For More information see flyer

Past Events

Current Runway for our River

Tour de Poudre
Tour de Poudre
Sunday October 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Please join Save The Poudre at the first "TOUR de POUDRE!" Come dressed as your favorite river species, or just come dressed! We will ride our bikes along the Poudre River bike trail from Watson Lake in Bellvue downstream to the Environmental Learning Center, and then rendezvous at Avogadro's for libations and cheer.

Poudre RiverFest
Saturday June 4th, 11am - 6pm
Legacy Park in Fort Collins, CO

Poudre Riverfest 2016-06-04


Fort Love Brewers Jamboree
Saturday May 21
VIP admission at Noon - General Admission 1-5pm
Legacy Park, Fort Collins, CO
Big Al's Burgers and Dogs
Don't miss this kick-off to the summer's beer festivals! The Brewers Jamboree "isn't just another beer festival”. Sponsored by Save The Poudre and the Loosely Associated Craft Brewers, this will be a top quality event for brewers, food artisans, musicians and festival goers alike.
What’s new for 2016
TASTE SIP LEARN & SCHMOOZE is the theme for this year's Brewers Jamboree! We have new breweries such as Soul Squared, Rally King, and HardiHood that will debut their beer at this local breweries only event.
Get your tickets now and $5 from each ticket will be donated to Save The Poudre.
Use pre-sale coupon code 2016SAVEPOUDRE at

Skin Gulch Stream Restoration Project
Saturday April 23, All Day
30 Volunteers Needed!
Volunteer for willow planting, seeding and mulching
Skin Gulch Stream Restoration Project
Register at Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Contact Watershed Restoration Coordinator for more info.
Save The Poudre is recruiting volunteers to help finish this important restoration project along the Poudre River. The High Park Fire ravaged over 85,000 acres, leaving over 41,000 acres of land moderately and severely burned. The Cache La Poudre River ran black after heavy rains last summer, and landslides and flooding closed roads last fall. WRV and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed will finish the last of the project this year, along Stove Prairie Creek at the confluence of the Poudre River.

Big Al's Burgers and Dogs
All Thru April
All tips to the Big Change Jar in April will benefit Save The Poudre
Big Al's Burgers and Dogs
140 W. Mountain

Colorado’s Yampa River
Friday March 4th at 7pm
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.
$10 suggested donationColorado's Yampa River

Join us for a multi-media presentation by river guide Pat Tierney of John Fielder’s latest photo book: Colorado’s Yampa River: Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green. Pat is a former Fort Collins resident who helped secure the Wild and Scenic Designation for the Poudre River. A portion of book sales and all donations will benefit Save The Poudre.
Email us at for more information.

NOCO’s Best Snowshoe & Backcountry Ski Trails
Monday, January 11th 6:30 pm
Avogadro’s, 605 S. Mason, Ft. Collins
Suggested Donation: $10
NOCOs Best Snowshoe & Backcountry Ski Trails
Avid backcountry skier and author Alan Apt will give a presentation on the best trails for snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. Alan authored two books on the topic and will have them for sale at the event. They are Snowshoe Routes on Colorado’s Front Range and Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide.

Save The Poudre Night at The Kitchen Fort Collins
Wednesday November 25th, 5pm to close
The Kitchen Fort Collins is honoring charities during Thanksgiving Week.
On Nov. 25th, they will donate a portion of all sales to Save The Poudre.
Space is make reservations, call 970-568-8869. See more at 11/25 at The Kitchen.
STP Night at The Kitchen

Paint the Poudre Plein Air
Paint the Poudre Plein Air

Yogis for Earth

Yogis for Earth
Special Yoga Class to Benefit Save the Poudre

Sunday, August 23rd 5-6:30pm
Old Town Yoga, 237 Jefferson
Come enjoy a gentle Viniyoga practice of movement, breath, chant and meditation while supporting an important cause. This unique yoga session is designed to unite body, heart, mind, and spirit in a guided group prayer for earth healing. The class will be taught by River Cummings, founder of Yogis for Earth, and 100% of your class donations will support Save The Poudre.
Suggested Donation $15
Space is limited so please register at Old Town Yoga.

Wednesday July 22 Fort Collins
NISP/Glade Reservoir Public Hearing
When: Wednesday July 22, 5pm Open House & 6pm Public Hearings
Where: Hilton Fort Collins at 425 E. Prospect, Fort Collins

Thursday July 23 Greeley
NISP/Glade Reservoir Public Hearing
When: Thursday July 23, 5pm Open House & 6pm Public Hearings
Where: Weld County Administration Building, 1150 O St., Greeley

Save the Poudre Community Meeting & Fundraiser
When: Tuesday July 14, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason, Fort. Collins
We can STOP NISP, but we need your help!

Fourth Annual Brewers Olympics: Rowdy Family Fun and Support for Save the Poudre

The Fourth Annual Brewers Olympics takes place as the opening event of Fort Collins Beer Week on Saturday, June 20, from noon-5pm. Go West T-Shirt Company at 1725 Health Parkway, hosts this rowdy, raucous, family-friendly event during which teams from 10 local breweries square off in a series of beer-related games. Food trucks, spectator activities, a bouncy house and plenty of beer will be available. Entrance is $10. All proceeds benefit Save the Poudre.

“We’re delighted to partner with local breweries as the beneficiary of the Brewers Olympics!” says Gary Wockner, Executive Director. “A clean, flowing river helps make great beer and we need their help to protect it.” As part of the activities, Save the Poudre will host a dunk tank featuring familiar faces from local bars and breweries. Presented by Fortified Collaborations and Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Fort Collins Beer Week is a community-wide “un-festival” that infuses a celebration of the brewing industry into the city’s restaurants, breweries and businesses. “Fort Collins presents such great spirit and creativity associated with brewing,” says Kristina Cash, Founder of Fortified Collaborations. “This week really gives our brewers and business owners the opportunity to show off what makes them shine.”

Information on the week’s events can be found in the official Guide to Fort Collins Beer Week, available at breweries, restaurants, bars and liquor stores throughout Fort Collins. Menu pairings, beer dinners, tours, tastings, industry-related forums, films and other special events hosted by participating venues are all included in the FCBW Calendar of Events listed in the Guide and online at

Thanks go to Fort Collins Beer Week Co-Presenting Sponsor, Wilbur’s Total Beverage
and to Official Sponsors: The Fort Collins Coloradoan, High Country Beverage, New Belgium,
Go West T-shirt Company, Townsquare Media and Anheuser-Busch/Fort Collins.

Fort Love Brewers Jamboree
When: Sat. May 16 @1pm - 6 pm
Where: Legacy Park, Fort Collins
Tickets: Fort Love Brewers Jamboree Coupon code: Savethepoudre

Use Coupon Code: Savethepoudre to receive a $5 discount on general admission tickets. Each time the Coupon Code is used, $5 will be donated to Save The Poudre.

Join 15 local craft brewers for a special day of beer tasting, food pairings, and brewer educational sessions. Brought to you by the Loose Affiliation of Fort Collins Craft Brewers (LAFCCB), the Jamboree offers a journey through craft beer at a slower pace. A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Save The Poudre. See Poster

Poudre RiverFest

Poudre RiverFest
When: Sat. May 30 @9am - 6pm
Where: Legacy Park, Fort Collins
Poudre River Education, Restoration & Celebration!

Poudre RiverFest is a free, family-friendly festival that focuses on our special Cache la Poudre River. Morning activities include: experiencing scientific research at a bird banding station, guided nature walks to learn about the river and its wildlife, a photo scavenger hunt, and volunteer service project to protect cottonwood trees along the river corridor. Afternoon activities include a festival to connect with local conservation groups and outdoors businesses, music by 12 Cents for Marvin, The Burroughs, and Justin Roth, beer by New Belgium Brewing Co. and food from local eateries.

Volunteers needed to help paint the base of cottonwood trees to protect them from beavers and also needed to help staff the festival. Volunteer Here

This spring festival is co-hosted by: Save The Poudre, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Sustainable Living Association, Synergy Ecological Restoration, and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Save The Poudre. See Poster.

Save the Poudre Film Fundraiser
The Last Rush for the Wild West: Tar Sands, Oil Shale and the American Frontier
View the movie trailer

When: Tues. January 13 @7:00
Where: Odell Brewing 800 E. Lincoln
Tickets: $10 and includes one free beer - Available at the door or Online.

This documentary explores the fossil fuel industries assault on Eastern Utah’s wildlands in search for ever harder to extract petroleum. “I made this film because of the magnitude of destruction on the horizon in America if strip mining for tar sands and oil shale is allowed to gain momentum,” said Director Jennifer Eckstrom, who has a long record of environmental activism. According to the film’s Facebook page, “The recreation mecca of Moab, Utah is a front-line community positioned directly downstream from proposed tar sands and oil shale strip mines. Moab residents would be among the first in the Colorado River watershed to be impacted by pollution inevitably created by this type of mining practice.”

2nd Annual Paint The Poudre Plein Air
65 Artists painting along the Poudre River July 19-29
Paintings on display/for sale July 30-Aug 2 at the Carnegie Art Gallery, 200 Mathews St. Fort Collins
Mark your calendar for the last week in July as we welcome 65 artists from across the country as they take easels and paints outdoors to capture our special river on canvas. We’ll send a schedule of where they will be so you can watch them. Then, on Friday August 1st from 5 to 9 pm (awards at 6:30), join the Gallery Walk and head to the Carnegie Gallery for the Artist Reception to view and purchase these beautiful paintings. The show will be open to the public on July 30th and 31st from noon until 6, August 1st from 5 until 9, and Aug 2nd from 10 until 6. A portion of proceeds to benefit Save The Poudre.

Music & a Movie at Mish
Friday, July 25, Doors Open 6pm
The Mishawaka Poudre Canyon
Tickets $15, $20 day of show

Michael Kirkpatrick
The Big Motif

Join us for a great evening of summer fun! Watch rafts and kayaks drift by as you enjoy Scrumpy’s Cider and High Hops and New Belgium beer. Check out the silent auction for great stuff and gift cards from your favorite local businesses.

Michael Kirkpatrick, of The Holler fame, leads off the night with his famous Poudre River songs.

We are especially excited to show DamNation, the film documentary that’s sweeping the nation. Produced by our friends Travis Rummel and Ben Knight from Red Gold fame, this long awaited film shows America’s changing attitudes towards dams as they are increasingly being demolished to restore free flowing rivers, aquatic habitat, and improving recreation. This film received the Audience Choice Award at 2014 SWSX Film Festival. Watch trailer.

Close the night by putting on your dance shoes for The Big Motif following the film. All proceeds to benefit Save The Poudre.
STP supporters

Poudre RiverFest
May 10 at Legacy & Lee Martinez Parks 7am-7pm
Poudre RiverFest is a FREE daylong, family-focused event, with wildlife viewing and volunteer restoration projects in the morning followed by a celebration of the Poudre River in the afternoon with live music, educational activities, booths, a beer garden and food. More information coming soon.
More details at Sustainable Living Association

Twice the Giving Night at 10,000 Villages
Thursday, May 8th, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Old Town Square, Ft. Collins
Mother’s Day is Sunday May 11th.
Shop for Mom at 10,000 Villages after 3pm May 8th & a portion of proceeds will be donated to Save The Poudre. Thanks!

Earth Day Fort Collins
Saturday, April 19 11:00am - 5:00pm
Civic Center Park 201 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins
Look for the Save The Poudre booth at Earth Day. We’ll bring back our “Poudre River Wildlife Stumpers for Kids”, a contest with candy prizes to teach children (and their parents) about the mammals, birds, and fish that live along the river here in town. There will also be live music, food and a beer garden with fun for everyone. This year continues the event’s collaboration with the City of Fort Collins to provide more interactive and educational opportunities. Admission is free and you are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the Food Bank. Details at Sustainable Living Association.

Artists invited! Paint The Poudre Plein Air
Deadline to enter -- April 10th, 2014
The 2014 Paint The Poudre Plein Air is seeking artists to participate in this fun event in late July.
See Last year they sold many beautiful paintings & made a significant donation to Save The Poudre. This year there is a great new venue, the Carnegie Museum & Gallery in Fort Collins & we hope to have an even better showing.
For more info, contact Marie Massey at

Poudre River Restoration Celebration!
Tuesday, March 25th 7:00 - 9:00pm
New Belgium Brewery 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins
Tickets $5 at the door.
Join us for a fun and educational evening as we celebrate the demolition of the Josh Ames dam and ongoing Poudre River restoration activities that are improving wildlife habitat and reconnecting the river to its floodplain. City of Fort Collins Natural Areas staff will show a presentation of the dam going down and update us on this and other river restoration projects. Free beer and light refreshments.

Open House: Poudre River Downtown Project
Thursday, February 27 5:30-7:30 p.m. (drop-in anytime)
Lincoln Center, Columbine Room
417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins
The public is invited to review the Preliminary Master Plan for the Cache la Poudre River corridor from Shields Street to Mulberry Street. Participants can review and give input on concepts for improvements in recreation, habitat and flood protection. Free, no registration is required.

Odell's Brewing Co

Save The Poudre Welcomes Winter!

A feature ski & snowboard film from Sweetgrass Productions
Thursday, December 5th, 7:00pm
Odell Brewing, 800 E. Lincoln, Fort Collins
Tickets: $10 - includes a free geer.
Available HERE or at the door.

Filmed in British Columbia and Alaska, Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and fantastic backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography.

Proceeds to benefit Save the Poudre

Valhalla Poster

Equinox Half Marathon & 5 Mile
Sunday Morning, October 13
Poudre Canyon Aid Stations
Runners from all over Colorado will run a ½ Marathon down the Poudre Canyon. Our volunteers will staff two aid stations to provide water and Gatorade to runners. We need 10 intrepid souls willing to get up early on a Sunday morning to help. But you will be rewarded at the after race party with free beer and refreshments. We had a blast last year and it’s a really fun event. The sponsors make a financial donation to Save The Poudre so it’s a nice fund raiser for us.
To sign up, email Gina at

Poudre River Flood Clean-up
Saturday, October 5th
8:30am - Noon
Lee Martinez Park, N. Sherwood Street, Fort Collins
Please join us for our annual clean-up along the Poudre River. This year, we will see the aftermath of the flood as we pick up trash along the bike trail and river. Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must be age 18 or over. Please wear sturdy shoes/boots, long pants, sunscreen and bug repellant. Bring water and work gloves. Garbage bags will be provided. Light refreshments too.
download poster
This year’s event is co-sponsored by:

  • Save The Poudre
  • City of Fort Collins Natural Areas
  • Whitewater Mountain Descents
  • Friends of the Poudre
  • Sierra Club – PCG
  • Poudre Paddlers

Poudre River Downtown Project Open House
Thursday, September 5, 5- 8 p.m.
Hosted by the City of Fort Collins
Lincoln Center's Columbine Room
417 W. Magnolia St.
Find out more here

Paint the Poudre Plein Air
July 12, 2013
Come to the opening for this wonderful art showing of 120 paintings at the AANC Gallery at 148 W. Oak St. in Fort Collins, Co from 5pm to 9pm. Awards will be presented circa 6:30 & part of the proceeds will go to Find out more here.

City of Fort Collins Poudre River Projects Open House
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 drop in 4:00pm-7:00pm
(Short overview presentations at 4:45, 5:30 and 6:15 p.m.)
Learn about and give input on 25+ upcoming projects in the Cache La Poudre River corridor and enjoy educational kid’s activities, snacks and a cash bar. Projects include construction, trail closures, drought and fire work, habitat restoration, flood mitigation and planning.
Free, no registration required.
The Lincoln Center, 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins.
Learn more at
Note: Save The Poudre supports many of these projects.

High Park Fire Restoration
Thursday, June 20
Save The Poudre is a stakeholder in the High Park Restoration Coalition and encourages our supporters to help restore the watershed. This important work will help reduce runoff of ash and dirt and with re-vegetation of burned lands. Wildland Restoration Volunteers particularly need your help on May 23rd. Please register directly with WLRV at their website and tell them Save The Poudre sent you!

High Park Fire Restoration
Saturday, June 1
Save The Poudre is a stakeholder in the High Park Restoration Coalition and encourages our supporters to help restore the watershed. This important work will help reduce runoff of ash and dirt and with re-vegetation of burned lands. Wildland Restoration Volunteers particularly need your help on May 23rd. Please register directly with WLRV at their website and tell them Save The Poudre sent you!

High Park Fire Restoration
Thursday, May 30
Save The Poudre is a stakeholder in the High Park Restoration Coalition and encourages our supporters to help restore the watershed. This important work will help reduce runoff of ash and dirt and with re-vegetation of burned lands. Wildland Restoration Volunteers particularly need your help on May 23rd. Please register directly with WLRV at their website and tell them Save The Poudre sent you!

14th Annual Cache la Poudre River Cleanup
Saturday, May 25th 9:00am - 12:00pm
Meet at Lee Martinez Park in the main parking lot.
Join Mountain Whitewater Descents for their 14th annual Cache la Poudre River Cleanup. Clean all along the Poudre trail from Shields Street to Lemay Avenue, possibly further. Just show up! All you need is gloves, sunscreen & the desire to make a difference in our community. Please try to carpool or ride bikes to reduce parking congestion and to reduce the event’s carbon footprint. Also, make sure to dress for the weather. We will clean the river rain or shine!!
For more information call 970-419-0917 or email
or visit:
• Clean the Poudre 2013 poster

High Park Fire Restoration in Stove Prairie
Thursday, May 23
Save The Poudre is a stakeholder in the High Park Restoration Coalition and encourages our supporters to help restore the watershed. This important work will help reduce runoff of ash and dirt and with re-vegetation of burned lands. Wildland Restoration Volunteers particularly need your help on May 23rd. Please register directly with WLRV at their website and tell them Save The Poudre sent you!

High Park Restoration Coalition
Upcoming Volunteer Activities

The HPRC has scheduled events this spring for volunteers to help with watershed restoration work that was started last summer. The first activity is a free training to learn the proper techniques for replanting trees and the other activities are volunteer work days up in the burn area. The field days are being organized by Wildland Restoration Volunteers, and more are planned for later this spring and summer.
For details or to sign up, click on links below:

Geofish Poster

Geofish –Four Fishermen. 8,000 Miles. Endless Adventure. Film and Fundraiser
Thursday, April 25th 7:00pm
Odell Brewing, 800 E. Lincoln, Ft. Collins, CO
Enjoy a great fishing adventure film of four trout bums as they trek across 8,000 miles of Mexican dirt in a pickup running on used vegetable oil in quest of perfect, out-of-the-way fishing spots. Their plan is simple: bridge the language gap, convince the Federales that they’re not trying to smuggle cooking oil into the country, spend little money, sponge off the local foods and kill stomach cramps with tequila. Tickets $10 (includes a free beer) at St. Peter’s Flyshop, 202 Remington or 925 E. Harmony, Ft. Collins

Earth Day at Gardens on Spring Creek
Saturday, April 20th 11:00am - 5:00pm
The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80526
Bring the whole family to The Gardens to celebrate Earth Day! Presented by the Sustainable Living Association, the celebration includes activities for the entire family: hands on booths and displays, arts & crafts, live music, speakers, kids’ activities, local food and a beer garden. Admission is free, but attendees are requested to bring nonperishable food items for the Food Bank for Larimer County.
Save The Poudre will host a booth and needs volunteers for 2 hour shifts.
Contact to sign up.

Earth Day at CSU
Thursday, April 18th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lory Student Center Plaza, CSU
Volunteers needed to staff booth and talk to students about Save The Poudre and the river.
Contact to sign up.

Film Fundraiser for Save The Poudre
"Streams of Consequence" by Boulder Filmmaker James “Q” Martin
Thursday, March 28th 6:30pm
New Belgium Brewing
6:30 Doors Open, 7:00 film
Tickets $15 at the door
Click here to see film trailer
Patagonia is one of the few places on earth with untouched and undiscovered corners still remaining. Yet its rivers and wildlands are under attack. Big business seeks to choke two of the region’s most pristine rivers with mega-dams and decimate unique forest ecosystems to build the longest power line in the world. Follow team Rios Libres as they immerse themselves in this remote region to present a solution-based documentary to save these special rivers.

2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour
Saturday, March 16th 6:00pm
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins
6:00 doors open, films at 7:00
Tickets $15 at St. Peter’s Fly Shop 202 Remington or 925 E. Harmony, Fort Collins
$5 of ticket price will be donated for High Park Fire watershed restoration

2nd Annual ‘Stache la Poudre Concert
Sunday, October 14th 3:00 pm to close
Bar SS, Hwy 287 and Overland Trail, Laporte
Bands: "Rich with Friends", " HWY 287", "Tyler T", "Michael Kirkpatrick"
Join us for this fun, fall benefit concert for Save The Poudre.
Tickets at the door: $10 or $8 if you sport a mustache (real or fake).
Plenty of bike parking and event is just a block from Poudre River bike trail. (Bring your lights!)

Poudre River Clean-up
Saturday, October 6th 8:30-11:30am
Meet at Lee Martinez Park, Ft. Collins
The public is invited to help clean up trash along the Poudre River through Fort Collins. We provide the trash bags, you provide the labor! This is a fun family event and for kids aged 6 and up. Details to follow.

Please print and fill out one of the release forms below and bring it with you to the Clean-up. We will have more release forms available at the event, but volunteers aged 12-17 who come to the event unaccompanied by a parent or guardian must bring the signed form with them.
Liability Release Form (age 18+)
Liability Release Form (age 12-17)

Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday September 15 10am-6pm & Sunday September 16 10am-5pm
Legacy Park, Ft. Collins
Please join Save The Poudre at the 13th Annual Fair. This is a family oriented event with great information on reducing your environmental footprint on the planet. Informational booths, presentations, music, food and fun! Volunteers needed. Sign up at:

Please join Tom Martin for a presentation based on his new book: Big Water, Little Boats;
Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the last of the Wild Colorado River.
Friday, September 14th 7:00 pm,
Bean Cycle Café/Wolverine Farm Bookstore, 144 N. College, Ft. Collins
This 45-minute program features original photographs from various 1940’s through 1960’s Grand Canyon River trips, including Boulder Narrows at 126,000 cubic feet per second in 1957. The presentation tells how Fulmer happened upon the McKenzie River hull design of today’s Pacific Northwest boats, and how he used that design to build his boat the Gem, Grand Canyon’s first decked dory. Martin will bring for display the full-sized replica of the Gem and will describe building and taking the replica through the Grand Canyon. He will also show photo re-matching of original pictures from the 1940’s and 1950’s river trips. The program will be followed by a book signing, with 40% of proceeds to be donated to Save The Poudre. Come early as seating is limited!

Community Impacts of the High Park Fire
Why We Need to Restore the Poudre Canyon and How You Can Help

Tuesday, August 28th 5:00-7:00 pm,
The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins
The environmental impacts of the High Park Fire have affected our sources of drinking water and recreational opportunities. Learn about the fire’s current and future impacts and how you can help restore our watershed. MORE
Take part in a panel discussion with representatives from:
Fort Collins Utilities
Colorado State University
New Belgium Brewing Company
Mountain Whitewater Descents
Hosted By:
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Colorado Conservation Exchange
High Park Restoration Coalition

Clean the Poudre 2012 With Whitewater Mountain Descents
Saturday, May 26
Call Whitewater Mountain Descents at 970-419-0917 for details or to sign-up to volunteer.

A Wanderlust Adventure
Weekend May 19-20
Wanderlust will donate $10 per person to Save The Poudre for each raft trip taken on May 19-20. A great way to have fun and help save the river. Contact 970 482-1995 or check website for reservations. Book early!

Kayak Film Fest
Wednesday May 16, Doors Open 6:30pm, Show Starts at 7:00pm
Odell Brewing, 800 E. Lincoln, Fort Collins
Save The Poudre hosts great films by award winning filmmaker and professional kayaker, Rush Sturges. Follow the adventures of a group of kayakers as they take on extreme whitewater all over the globe…China, Mexico, Norway, Iceland, Quebec, B. C. and northwest US. Tickets $15 at the door or in advance at Matter Bookstore, 144 N. College or Outpost Sunsport, 931 E. Harmony, Fort Collins. Event includes films, silent auction, beer tasting and light refreshments. Buy your tickets early…likely to sell out. Bicycles encouraged.
(Extreme Kayak Films poster)

Off The Grid fly fishing film
Monday April 23, New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden, Fort Collins
2 years filming at 15 locations off the beaten path… fly fishing at its best!
6:15 doors open, 7:00 show,
Tickets: $15, Advance sales: St. Pete’s Flyshop, 202 Remington or 925 E. Harmony
Off the Grid poster

Earth Day
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 11 am to 5 pm at Civic Center Park, 201 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins
Please visit Save The Poudre's booth at this event. Earth Day is a combination of activities and events for the entire family, featuring informational booths and displays, arts & crafts, live music, speakers, local food and a beer garden. Earth Day encourages and inspires community members to honor the Earth EVERY DAY and make efforts toward conservation and preservation of our wondrous planet for current and future generations. Admission is free and attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the Food Bank. Volunteers needed - sign up at See for schedule.

World Water Day
Thursday March 22, 2012, 10 am to 2 pm at Lory Student Center at CSU
Please visit Save The Poudre's booth at this free CSU-hosted event.  Activities include A World Water Day Fair, Dignitary and keynote speakers, Workshops, Demonstrations, and Community service projects.  Visit this link to find out more.

Save The Poudre is Charity of the Month at Fort Collins Food Co-op
Fort Collins Food Co-op 250 E. Mountain, Ft. Collins
The Fort Collins Food Co-op has graciously selected Save the Poudre to be Charity of the Month in December. Please stop in, buy some great food and make a donation. Our famous posters and bumper stickers will on hand for your gift giving pleasure. The Co-op is member owned, but you don’t have to be a member to shop there. Check it out!

Free Movie Night - National Sacrifice Zone: Colorado and the Price of Energy Independence
Thursday Dec. 15, 7:00 pm at Everyday Joe’s Coffee House 144 S. Mason, Ft. Collins
The Food Co-op and Save The Poudre will host this month’s Free Movie Night to show a great documentary about oil shale and oil and gas drilling on the Western Slope of Colorado. Fracking is in the news daily, billed as a major environmental threat to drinking water and air quality. With fracking increasing rapidly in Weld County (and possibly coming to Larimer County), this film will provide a good background on what the controversy is all about. Check out filmmaker Joe Brown’s website, Blog and Facebook page. Please join us!

John Fielder

John Fielder: Celebrating 20 years of Great Outdoors Colorado
Friday, Nov 11, 7:00 pm, Lincoln Center, Canyon West Room, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins
Tickets: $15, ($18 day of the show), On sale now at
A sneak preview of landscape photographer John Fielder's new 2012 project celebrating 20 years of the work of Great Outdoors Colorado and its partners. Show includes music and photos of beautiful lands, ranches, and protected river corridors across Colorado…including the Poudre River!
John Fielder books will be on sale and for signing. 30% of book sales to benefit Save the Poudre.
Get your tickets early…the show is likely to sell out!
See the event poster.

Electronic Waste Recycling
Sunday, October 23rd 10:00am - 3:00pm
Eco-Thrift, 208 N. Howes, Fort Collins
Time to dispose of that old printer, dead TV, or broken cell phone? Help protect our landfills and groundwater from toxic, heavy metals by recycling your electronic waste at Eco-Thrift while helping Save the Poudre!
On October 23rd, Eco-Thrift will donate a portion of all e-waste recycling fees to Save the Poudre. Eco-Thrift accepts obsolete/non-working electronics such as computers, monitors, televisions, and cell phones for re-cycling. They charge a fee based on type and weight for recycling these items.
Eco-Thrift works with Waste-Not Recycling in Loveland. They are a premier e-waste recycler in Northern Colorado committed to environmental and ethical practices.

Poudre River Clean-up
Saturday October 1st (Rain or Shine!)
8:30 am registration
9:00 -11:30 am clean-up
Lee Martinez Park Picnic shelter
600 N. Sherwood St., Fort Collins
Please join Save the Poudre and co-sponsors Poudre Paddlers, Sierra Club-PCG, Friends of the Poudre and Whitewater Mountain Descents to clean-up trash along the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins.
Wear: long pants, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, & bug spray.
Bring: work gloves & water. Trash bags provided.
Children ages 6-11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Children ages 12-17 not accompanied by an adult must bring a pre-signed Risk and Release form available HERE.
Children under the age of 6 may not participate due to safety reasons.

What the Frack?
Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Hydraulic Fractruing Event - Impacts in Larimer and Weld Counties
The Poudre River watershed is increasingly threatened by oil/gas drilling and fracking. Save the Poudre is co-sponsoring this event at the Fort Collins Brewery at 1020 E. Lincoln Ave..
More information

Save The Poudre Booth at Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, September 17-18, 2011
Please visit the Save the Poudre booth #410 at the Sustainable Living Fair at Legacy Park.
This is a great event for families and people interested in sustainable water, energy and living.
The event includes speakers, workshops, music and fun.
Hours are 10-6 on Saturday, 10-5 on Sunday.
If you’d like to volunteer at our booth, sign up at STP volunteers get in free.

1st Annual ‘Stache la Poudre To Benefit Save the Poudre
Sunday July 10th, 3:00 -10:00 pm
Bar SS (Swing Station) in Laporte (Highway 287 and Overland Trail)
Great entertainment by:
8:30pm Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams,
6:00pm Highway 287,
4:15pm The Bluffing Gents,
3:00pm Joe Van Amber.
Tickets at the door: $10 or $7 for those with a mustache (real or not)
Raffle prizes, drink specials, Save the Poudre t-shirts, and posters too.
Wear a mustache and get $3 off admission!
Conveniently located just off the Poudre Bike Trail.
See poster here.

Poudre River Spring Clean-up
Saturday, May 21st
Mark your calendar to join Mountain Whitewater Descents rafting company and Save the Poudre to clean up trash along the river. There will be food and Odell's beer after the clean-up.
See this poster for details

Extreme Kayaking Film Fest
Friday, May 6th 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Avogadro’s Back Patio, 605 S. Mason, Fort Collins
Tickets: $10 at the door, includes 1 free New Belgium beer
Celebrate the coming June Rise of high spring runoff and the start of rafting, kayaking, fishing and summer fun! Happy hour starts at 6:30pm; films start at 7:30pm. We have a great line-up of kayak films including Halo Effect, kayaking down giant waterfalls in remote Iceland and Norway and WildWater, an out-of-this-world compilation of extreme kayaking! Plus several shorts of kayaks on the Poudre from our local paddlers. Silent Auction with great gear and gift certificates to local businesses. For information, contact Gina at

3rd Annual June Rise Contest
Through June 7th
Win great prizes by guessing the Poudre’s highest flow in cubic feet per second or the date/time of the highest flow during the 2011 spring runoff. Every year the river flows peak, usually between May 15th and June 30th. It’s easy to enter our contest by purchasing a $10 entry on-line or at Matter Bookstore/Bean Cycle, 144 N. College, Avogadro’s Restaurant, 605 S. Mason, or Outpost Sunsport, 931 E. Harmony, Ft. Collins. Click here to see a table of historic high flows by year. Only one guess per entry. Enter as many times as you want. Click here for prize photos and descriptions. Winners will be announced on July 5th at Avogadro’s.
Click to view our poster for the 3rd Annual June Rise Contest
- June Rise Contest winners for 2011 -

The Poudre Runs Through It Part 3: Public Dialog Sessions
April 11, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, or April 16, 2:30 - 5:00 pm
First session at Timberline Church East Auditorium, 2908 S. Timberline Rd., Fort Collins
Second session at the Drake Center West Ballroom, 802 W. Drake Rd, Fort Collins
Sponsored by Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and UniverCity Connections. Must sign up here

Big Al's Burgers and Dogs
All tips during the month of February will be donated to Save the Poudre
140 W. Mountain Avenue (across from the Rio)
Hungry for a cheeseburger in paradise? Then stop by Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs during the month of February and donate to Save the Poudre in the Big Tip Jar. Try their great shakes, truffle fries or veggie burgers, too. And thank them for supporting Save the Poudre.

The Poudre Runs Through It Part 2: Educational Sessions
February 24, March 10, and March 24 5:30-7:30pm
Larimer County Courthouse Hearing Room, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins
Sponsored by Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and UniverCity Connections. Must sign up here

Film & Silent Auction To Benefit Save The Poudre
Thursday February 10, 2011, 6:30 doors open, 7:00 pm event
New Belgium Brewery Tickets: $15, For sale at St. Pete’s Flyshop 202 Remington, Fort Collins
Seating is limited, buy your tickets early!
Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, who brought us the story of Alaskan salmon at risk in the beautiful film Red Gold, are back with another winning film called Eastern Rises. In 2008, the duo trekked to the ends of the earth of Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russian to capture anglers and giant fish in pristine rivers accompanied by bears and bugs. Another great film, appealing to river lovers and anglers, alike.

Poudre River Clean-up
Saturday, September 25th – Sign-in 8:30 am – Clean-up 9:00am-noon
Please join Johnson Controls Inc., Save the Poudre, Poudre Paddlers, Sierra Club-Poudre Canyon Group, and Friends of the Poudre to pick up trash along the Poudre River and bike trail in Fort Collins.
Meet at Lee Martinez Park Picnic Shelter 600 N. Sherwood, Ft. Collins
Wear: long pants, hat, good shoes/work boots
Bring: water, work gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent
Kids aged 6 -12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
Teens must have a Risk and Release form signed by their parent/guardian.
Kids under 6 not allowed to participate for safety reasons.
Information and forms at: or 970.493.4677

Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19, 2010
Legacy Park, Fort Collins (west on N. College, just north of the Poudre River & Old Town)
Stop by the Save The Poudre booth at the premier sustainable living festival in Colorado. The 7th Annual Fair will feature nationally known speakers, over 250 exhibits, 50+ workshops and demonstrations for adults and kids, and entertainment. Admission: $8 & kids under 12 are free.
To volunteer at STP booth contact Gina at or 970.493.4677.

Friday-Sunday, August 20-22, 2010
Old Town Fort Collins, FREE
Stop by the Save the Poudre booth at the premier live music and community festival in Northern Colorado. Bohemian Nights will host over 60 Colorado bands and big name groups The Flobots on Friday night, Earth, Wind & Fire on Saturday night, and the legendary Earl Scruggs & Friends on Sunday night.
To volunteer at STP booth contact Gina at or 970.493.4677

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Fort Collins Armory
See HERE for details.

Saturday, July 10th, 2010, 2:00-5:00 PM
Parking lot of New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins
Alexandra Cousteau (granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau) will visit Fort Collins with her "Expedition: Blue Planet" tour highlighting water protection all over the the country and the planet. Her tour rolls in with a big blue bus, a film crew, and a tent/stage. It will be fun and a big deal. There may be other events that day as well; stay tuned. These will be free and open to the public.

Monday, June 28th, 2010, 5:00pm
New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins
Jon Waterman will be giving a free public presentation on his epic kayak/raft/float trip from the source to the sea of the Colorado River! Jon's efforts have been featured in the "Save the Colorado River" campaign here: and in National Geographic. Jon has a new book out about his epic journey, titled: Running Dry: A Journey from the Source to Sea Down the Colorado River. Jon will give a slideshow and sign his books. More information on this event will be coming soon.

Friday, April 30th, 2010, 6:30 PM
Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia, Ft. Collins
A joint benefit for Save the Poudre and C.A.R.D.
The concert will include three bands: Kinetix, The Jonestown Potion, and Futaba.
The event will include a silent auction and two bands: Poudre River Irregulars and Futaba.
Tickets: $20 on sale HERE or at Lincoln Center Box Office 970 221-6730.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 08:00 PM
Aggie Theater, Fort Collins CO
Benefit concert for Save the Poudre.
The concert will include three bands: Kinetix, The Jonestown Potion, and Futaba.
Admission: •Twenty-one and older - admission is free! •Under 21 - $5 entry fee
See CSU Events Calendar for more.

Thursday, January 28th, 7:30 doors open, 8:00 movie starts
Bighorn Brewing Co. Clubhouse, 1427 W. Elizabeth, Ft. Collins
A Save The Poudre FunRaiser Movie
In this award winning documentary, two friends build their own kayaks and paddle alone for 97 days in the wilderness over 1,300 miles from Alaska to Seattle and survive to talk about most things.
See the trailer here.
Tickets: $12 at the door, (First 75 in the door get a free beer!)

Saturday, September 26th, 8:30 – 9:00 am - Sign-in; 9:00 – Noon - Clean-up (Rain or Shine!)
Meet at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N. Sherwood, Fort Collins
RSVP to:
Please join Johnson Controls Inc. and the Save the Poudre Coalition to help to clean-up trash along the Cache la Poudre River in Ft. Collins. The public is invited to participate. Please dress to work in the brush: long pants, shoes/work boots, and hat. Bring: work gloves, sunscreen, water, and bug repellent. Participants between the ages of 6-12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants between the ages of 13-18 not accompanied by a parent of guardian are required to bring a pre-signed Risk and Release form. Children under the age of 6 may not participate in the river clean-up for safety reasons.

Save The Poudre at the 10th Annual Sustainability Living Fair
September 19th and 20th, 2009, 10 am - 5 pm
Mark your calendars to visit Save The Poudre’s booth #L18. Location: N. Lemay, north of Vine, Fort Collins. We will have lots of information on the NISP/Glade Reservoir project status and t-shirts, books, posters and bumper stickers for sale. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth for two hour shifts. Contact Gina at to sign up. The SLA is a great event to learn about sustainable living practices from water and energy conservation to green building and design. There will be over 200 exhibitors, a kids’ area, workshops, keynote speakers, and entertainment. Cost to enter is $8 with kids under 12 free. For more information, see

Saturday and Sunday August 15th and 16th, 2009
Save The Poudre will host a booth on the west side of Mathews Street across from the Fort Collins Museum. Please stop by and say hello and check out our new t-shirts for sale.

Saturday July 25th, 2009 4:00 – 11:00 pm
Avagadro's, 605 S. Mason, Fort Collins
With Joe Kissell, Big South Stringband, and headliner, the Lindsey O’Brien Band. $10 at the door includes a beer.
Save Our Poudre Poster (more details)

Saturday July 11th, 2009 noon – 4:00 pm
Bluegrass music starting at noon followed by more bluegrass music and then Chuck Pyle from 3 to 4 pm. Friends of the Poudre we will have bbq, but no beer. (folks should bring their own). Rob Osborn will be demonstrating a ram pump that afternoon.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Avogadro’s, 605 S. Mason, Fort Collins We’ll have the prizes at Avo’s that night so if the winners’ are present, they can take them right home. If you can’t make it, don’t worry…if you win, we’ll find you.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 6 pm happy hour & silent auction; 7:30 pm National Paddling Films
The JuneRise -- the start of boating season on the Poudre -- is just around the corner, so we're having a fundraiser and film festival to celebrate!
Where: Avogadro’s Number - Back patio 605 S. Mason St., Ft. Collins
Tickets: $10, available at the door
Come watch great paddling films from the National Paddling Film Festival and enjoy great food & drink with all your Poudre-loving friends! Shop at our Silent Auction.
For information, contact Gina at

Monday, April 6, 2009 6-8 pm
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will be at New Belgium Brewery for a event that he is calling "New Ideas at New Belgium." And do we have a new idea for Senator Bennet! Please bring your yard sign, wear a Save The Poudre t-shirt, and join us all in asking Senator Bennet to "Save The Poudre!" You may have read in the Fort Morgan Times recently that the Northern Colorado Water District is lobbying Senator Bennet to help them get Glade Reservoir built. They have a very high-priced p.r. machine and lobbyists, and they've been going to Washington D.C. to bend Senator Bennet's ear. Well, let's all bend the Senator's ear here in Fort Collins just 50 yards away from the Poudre River!

Red Gold, a film benefit for Save the Poudre
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the show will start at 7:00 pm.
Where: New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins.
Tickets are $15 and are available at the Mountain Shop 172 N. College, St. Peter’s Fly Shop 202 Remington, and Outpost Sunsport 931 E. Harmony. Seating is limited so purchase tickets early.
Red Gold is a great new documentary film that follows the world's largest run of sockeye salmon as they travel from the tidal basins of Bristol Bay, Alaska, to their spawning grounds near the largest proposed gold and copper mine in North America. Revealing the beautiful scenery of the pristine watershed, the film tells the story of the commercial, sport, and subsistence fishermen who may be impacted by the proposed mine. Watch the trailer by clicking here.

Save The Poudre Coalition and New Belgium Brewing Present: Drift
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm
Where: New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins
How much: $15 gets you choice seating for the best new river film in America!
Watch the trailer at
Tickets: Available at St. Pete's Fly Shop and The Bean Cycle Coffee Shop, or on the evening of the event at the door. Buy your ticket early -- limit 200 seats!

Old Town Trout
Saturday, September 20, 2008 8:00am to Noon
Join us in celebrating fly fishing on the Poudre River as it flows through Fort Collins. We’ll be offering professional fly fishing guidance and equipment at no cost. Whether you've fished the Poudre through town or have never heard of its quality, please help raise awareness for the Wild Trout of the Poudre River. This, in a time where their very existence is threatened by the Northern Integrated Supply Project. Come to Lee Martinez Park (end of N. Sherwood Street and right down to parking lot near tennis courts)

CWCB meeting in Alamosa
Tuesday, September 16 or 17, 2008
SaveThePoudre will press its case at the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) meeting that will commence at 8:00 a.m. and continue through Wednesday, September 17, 2008. This meeting will be held at Adams State College, 208 Edgemont Blvd., Alamosa, CO 81102, (719) 587-7011.

Citizen’s Hearing on the NISP draft EIS
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 7:00pm
SaveThePoudre will be hosting this public meeting at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Mini-theater, 417 W Magnolia St Fort Collins, CO 80521. At this meeting we will lay out our plan for the future of Colorado’s water supply while protecting our rivers. Details forthcoming.

Larimer County Commissioners Vote on Comments to Army Corps
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 9:00am
Please come to the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning where they will finalize their comments on the NISP DEIS. Commissioner Randy Eubanks has already indicated his opposition to the project as presented in the DEIS but the other two commissioners have not publicized their positions. Citizens can speak to the Board at 9:00 am and the Commissioners will meet afterwards at 9:30 to discuss and finalize their comments. If you can’t attend, please send your comments to the Board at
200 W. Oak St., 3rd floor, Ft. Collins

Fort Collins City Council Meeting on NISP
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:00pm
Council will be deciding how to respond to the draft EIS. It is our understanding that public comments will be taken at this meeting which will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall West, 300 Laporte Avenue.

Larimer County Commissioners Review NISP
Tuesday, July 25, 2008 1:00pm
This Monday, the Larimer County Commissioners will have a Work Session to prepare their comments on NISP and Glade Reservoir. While no public participation will be allowed, it’s very important that the commissioners see and hear from Save the Poudre supporters. The meeting will held at the Larimer County Courthouse, 200 W. Oak St. 1st floor, Fort Collins and videotaped for rebroadcast on cable channel 14. Please send comments on NISP/Glade Reservoir by 8/24 to and plan to attend if you can.

Larimer County Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The Larimer County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will consider a resolution to adopt their formal comments.

Larimer County Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, July 9, 2008 6:30pm

The Larimer County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will review internal comments received and take testimony from the public and the project proponents. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Commissioners will discuss their findings and direct staff to prepare a letter or resolution outlining their comments. This meeting will be in the 1st floor Hearing Room, County Courthouse, 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins and televised on local cable channels and streamed at:

Corps of Engineers Public Hearing
Thursday, June 19, 2008 7pm

Corps of Engineers Public Hearing on the Northern Integrated Supply Project. University of Northern Colorado University Center, 2045 10th Avenue in Greeley. This will be your biggest opportunity to speak up on behalf of the river that you love. Please plan to come and raise the roof!

Corps of Engineers Public Hearing
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4pm open house and sign up to speak, 6pm comment forum

Corps of Engineers Public Hearing on the Northern Integrated Supply Project. Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins. This will be your biggest opportunity to speak up on behalf of the river that you love. Please plan to come and raise the roof!

Corps of Engineers Public Hearing
Monday, June 16 2008 4pm open house and sign up to speak, 6pm comment forum

Corps of Engineers Public Hearing on the Northern Integrated Supply Project. Hilton Hotel, 425 W. Prospect Dr., Fort Collins. This will be your biggest opportunity to speak up on behalf of the river that you love. Please plan to come and raise the roof!

Poudre River Cleanup
Sunday, May 31, 2008 9am-noon

Ben Costello of Mountain Whitewater Descents is organizing this event. Details forthcoming.

Save the Name
Saturay, May 10, 2008 12pm-3pm

The Poudre River has given its name to…
• One school district
• One hospital
• One fire authority
• Three schools
• Sixty two businesses
Help Us save this Natural Landmark! Don’t Dam the poudre! Fundraising barbecue Legacy Park
Bring your swimsuit!

Poudre River Art Show Benefit
April 11-17, 2008

A benefit for SaveThePoudre, this will be a reception and auction of works and images associated with the beautiful Poudre River – paintings, photographs, sculpture, pottery or other media. The reception will be Friday April 11th from 5-10 pm, including music, performances, beer, hors d'oeuvres (and a good time for all!). The auction closes April 17th at 5 pm. The event will be held at the Poudre River Art Center, 406 N. College, Fort Collins. More may be found here.
Those wishing to donate art may contact Rachel Herrera, Arts Alive Fort Collins, 970-482-2232 before March 1st for details. Proceeds will go to hiring the best river-loving lawyers to protect the vital and scenic Cache la Poudre River!

Panel Discussion on NISP/Glade Reservoir
April 7, 2008 6:30-9:00pm

Sponsored by Fort Collins Regional Library District and CSU’s Center for Public Deliberation. Topics include NISP’s impacts, benefits (if any), drawbacks, and alternatives. Our side will be presented by a whole host of friends, including Gary Wockner, Mark Easter, Laura Pritchett, Matt Evans, Phil Cafaro, and David Roy. The other side has quite a slate of heavyweights too; it should be a valuable and lively forum. Tickets are free at the door 30 minutes before the program.
- Front Range Community College Center next to Ft. Collins Harmony Library (follow the signs)

John Fielder: "Mountain Ranges of Colorado," A benefit to Save The Poudre
Tuesday January 15, 2008

Fort Collins Lincoln Center
6:00 pm Save The Poudre Open House
7:00 pm John Fielder multi-media slideshow
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of show.
Tickets on sale at:
• Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia, 970-221-6730
• Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason
• Bean Cycle, 144 N. College
• Outpost Sunsport, 931 E. Harmony
• Anthology Books, 422 E. 4th, Loveland
Info: 970-493-4677

1st Annual Poudre River Ball
Saturday November 3, 2007 at 7:00pm

Mark Your Calendar for the 1st Annual Poudre River Ball on Nov. 3. Friends of the Poudre will hold a Poudre River Ball on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 3, in the ballroom above the Rio Grande Restaurant, 143 W. Mountain, Fort Collins. The Poudre River Irregulars will play from 7p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Buy your tickets early, tickets will be available in advance for $10. The cost at the door will be $15. Call Gary Kimsey, 221-2957, for details or send him an e-mail at Proceeds from the Poudre River Ball will be used to help analyze issues related to building Glade Reservoir and for other Friends of the Poudre projects.

Our Waters at Risk for Pollution
Wednesday October 10, 2007 at 6:00pm

Friends of the Poudre will sponsor an Oct. 10 presentation by the Colorado Conservation Alliance on the problems of pollution and other severe problems that the Poudre and America's other rivers face unless revisions are made through the Clean Water Authority Restoration Act. The presentation starts at 6 p.m. at Avogadro's Number.

The Dam Truth: Threats to the Poudre River and Alternatives to New Storage
Wednesday October 3, 2007 6-6:30pm

Friends of the Poudre will sponsor an Oct. 3 presentation by the group Save the Poudre about efforts to construct Glade Reservoir as part of the Northern Integrated Supply Project. The presentation will be given by Gary Wockner and is titled “The Dam Truth: Threats to the Poudre River and Alternatives to New Storage.” The event starts at 6 p.m. at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason, Fort Collins. The presentation will last 30 minutes, after which there will be time for a Q/A.

Showing of Drop By Drop at the Rialto
Thursday November 15, 2007 at 7:00pm

We continue to present our side of the story to a variety of interested organizations and at community events. Next up will be a showing of Drop By Drop at the Rialto Theater in Loveland. Sponsored by The Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation and New Belgium Brewery, tickets are free. If you know of other organizations that would like to receive a presentation, please contact us.

Poudre Valley Green Party Hosts "The Dam Truth"
Thursday September 20, 2007 at 7:00pm

Mark Easter will make a presentation regarding the proposed Glade Reservoir and its impacts on the Poudre River at River Rock Commons, 520 N. Sherwood St., next to Lee Martinez Park where most parking will be found. For more information, call Eric at 226-5755

Rocky Mountain Flycasters Poudre River Cleanup
Saturday September 15, 2007 at 8:30am

Volunteers will meet at Picnic Rock and be assigned to specific areas along the Poudre for cleanup in preparation for the National Fly Fishing Championship. For more information, call Greg Evans at 204-4004 or e-mail SaveThePoudre thanks Rocky Mountain Flycasters for their continued service to the community and the river.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the 2007 Procession of the River Species
Saturday August 18, 2007

Join a street full of "wild animals" on parade to celebrate the wildlife of the Poudre River watershed. This year's Procession will kick off with community art, costume, and mask making workshops, leading up to the big event on Saturday, August 18th as a part of New West Fest. Workshops and the Procession are free and open to the public. Volunteers needed for carrying windsocks, giant street puppets and other existing costumes and critters on sticks! Free Art Studio open Aug. 4 - 18 -- at FC-MoCA, on the corner of Oak and College in Ft. Collins. Our studio at FC-MOCA is every day from 1:30 pm to 5:30 and 6:30 to 8pm or later if people are there working. Call for more information 970-490-2473 or

Cache La Poudre River Cleanup Day
Saturday May 19, 2007 Noon

In an attempt to give penance for all those lost sunglasses and paddles, Mountain Whitewater Descents is sponsoring Poudre River Cleanup Day. Volunteers will meet at Lee Martinez Park at noon and break up up into groups. After getting organized, volunteers will pick up trash and debris along the Poudre River in and around Fort Collins. Gallegos Sanitation has donated a dumpster for the event and various local sponsors have donated food and beverages. A volunteer appreciation party will be held at Mountain Whitewater Descents, 1329 North US Highway 287 in Fort Collins at 5:00p.m. Volleyball, live music, and free beer provided by New Belgium Brewing Company will be provided along with Pepsi products and food donated by other local sponsors. For more information or to help sponsor Poudre River Cleanup Day contact Harlie Maahs at Mountain Whitewater Descents (970) 419-0917, or E-mail Cash donations will be accepted for Friends of the Poudre. For more information check out

Save the Poudre Benefit Concert
Friday March 2, 2007 8:00pm

A concert to raise money to help Save the Poudre! Our river is in danger, and needs your help! Hodi's Half Note (formerly The Starlight) $5 at the door gets you in to see The Tanukis, a surprise band, and Harvey Knuckles. Also, see two locally produced Poudre films, Light & Liquid, and Drop by Drop. Information about the Save the Poudre effort, and ways to get involved will be available at the venue.

Town Meeting on NISP
Tuesday January 9, 2007 7:00pm

The Bean Cycle/Matter Bookstore, 144 N. College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado Mark Easter will conduct a town meeting on the NISP project and the proposed Glade Reservoir. Everyone is encouraged to show up for this meeting to learn more about the project and how to get involved. For more information, please call the Matter Bookstore at 970.472.4284.

Pulse of the River -- Save the Poudre Party
Friday December 1, 2006 7:00pm to 9:00pm

New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden, Fort Collins, Colorado Free and open to the public. Celebrating the release of a new book by 30 local authors who love our river. Also: the debut of a locally-produced Poudre film and music by Matt Campbell and his Bottom Line Band. Yep, that's right: readings, film, music, food & beer. Books will be for sale at the event (event-goers are strongly encouraged to buy a book – book royalties go to Colorado Water Trust). The following organizations will be represented: Sierra Club, Friends of the Poudre, Trout Unlimited, Poudre Paddlers, Fort Collins Audubon, Citizen Planners, Matter and the Bean Cycle, and Colorado Environmental Coalition. For more information, contact Laura Pritchett -

Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District's Fall Water Users' Meeting
Wednesday November 8, 2006 7:30am to 1:30pm

Hilton Hotel, 425 West Prospect Road, Fort Collins, Colorado Lunch is provided Make your reservation by calling 970-622-2220 or register online at

Poudre River Clean-up
Saturday October 21, 2006

Colo Trout Unlimited has a goal for annual river clean-up by each of its chapters. The Rocky Mt Flycasters Chapter will be sponsoring a Poudre Clean-up on Sat, Oct 21, starting at 9:00. Please respond to Greg Evans (<>) if you are interested. Also, let him know if stretches of the Poudre have been pretty well cleaned so RMF can concentrate on stretches that need it the most. They plan on meeting at Picnic Rock--do you have suggestions for another place further up if that area has already been covered this year?

Conference: Sustaining Colorado’s Watersheds
Wednesday October 4-6, 2006

Breckenridge, Colorado The Colorado Watershed Assembly, Colorado Riparian Association, Central Rockies Chapter of Society for Ecological Restoration, and Colorado Watershed Network will be hosting a joint conference: Sustaining Colorado's Watersheds: Science and Restoration through Collaboration. This is the first time these entities conferences and groups have been brought together, and we would welcome your participation! Time is short for registration, with the conference starting October 4-6 in Breckenridge, CO. Highlights include: a special session on Colorado water with a panel including Russ George, Doug Kemper, and John Carney and opportunities for discussions and networking at (optional) informal 'special topic' dinners at various local restaurants. The Technical Program will feature two tracks that include examples and tools for collaboration, restoration practice and case studies, and current and emerging watershed research. Friday's options include: a selection including a capacity building workshop or field trips. More information (most up-to-date program and registration) can be found on:

Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area Film Debut
Thursday September 21, 2006, 5:30PM

Cherokee Park Ballroom, Lory Student Center, CSU Friends of the Colorado State University Libraries is sponsoring a film about the using historic as well as current photos to highlight the beauty and historical significance of the area. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow. For more information or to join Friends, contact Becky Reeve 970.491.1833 (

Sustainable Living Fair
September 16 and 17, 2006

Visit the Sierra Club Booth at this fair for more information on NISP and Glade Location: Near New Belgium Brewery Details:

Water Conservation and the Future of Broomfield
Friday September 15, 2006, 6-8PM

Broomfield Community Center 280 Lamar St. Lakeshore 3 Room Speakers: Liz Gardner (Director of Conservation–Denver Water), Jim Knopf (Landscape Design Architect), Tom Long (Summit County Commissioner), Lurline Curran (Grand County Manager), Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi (Western Resource Advocates) Moderated By: Susan LeFever (Rocky Mountain Sierra Club) For More Information Contact: Becky Long 303.405.6714 or Refreshments Provided Sponsored by Trout Unlimited, Colorado Environmental Coalition, Western Resource Advocates, and Sierra Club

Water Conservation Field Day
Thursday September 7, 2006, from 9-12am

This is a water conservation demonstration project put on by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District in Berthoud. It involves water use and conservation in landscaping. RSVP to: or call 970-622-2322

Program includes:
• Invited representatives from EPA to talk about the new Water Sense program for water conservation
• Invited representatives from Irrigation Association to talk about certification of industry professionals
• Tour of OLLIE (Outdoor Laboratory for Landscape & Irrigation Education)
• Review of current studies and demonstrations
- Soil preparation studies
- Look at grass species, new sod mixes and new varieties of bluegrass and tall fescue
- How much water to establish sod or seed
- See some of the new technology for controlling irrigation
- Discussion about sub-surface drip irrigation for turfgrass
- Preliminary results about spray head irrigation Bar-B-Q Lunch
Location: NCWCD facilities in Berthoud Colorado.
Directions: Take I-25 to exit 250. Go west on Hwy 56 about 5 miles then north one mile on old Highway 287 towards Loveland. Several large green buildings with white roofs. Easy parking.

Wolverine Farm Publishing and New Belgium Brewing
Wednesday or Thursday September 7, 2006, 4PM

This duo is joining forces to develop an ad, or possibly a series of ads, that will feature a crew of dedicated river defenders. The idea is to have naked people in or around the river, holding placards that spell out: "Save the Poudre" or "Don't Flatline the Poudre" or "Damn Glade!" or some other similar slogan. By holding the placards strategically you won't be revealing any of your private parts. They are looking to do the shoot on September 7th. If you are interested, please contact Todd Simmons asap and he will make sure you get the details as soon as they are available. New Belgium will make sure the ads are placed in the correct markets where they will be most effective, so please take this seriously. If you know of a few other brave souls who might be interested in this project, please have them contact Todd, but please, do not ask everyone--only those who will take it seriously and want to help out.

The Bean Cycle/Matter Bookstore
Wednesday August 30, 2006 from 6-8pm

Town meeting to roll out the Street Team, which will be individuals who volunteer to take the issue to the streets, and educate their friends, families, and neighbors about the Glade project.

Procession of the River
Saturday August 19, 2006

Imagine a street full of animals on parade. Foxes, magpies, coyotes and deer, walking through the streets to remind people to preserve their habitat. The Procession of the River Species invites you to celebrate the Poudre River Watershed on Saturday, August 19th in Fort Collins, and the public is invited to participate. Visit the open art studio and make a costume for free. For more details, visit or call 970-490-2473.

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