The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP), the Ouray County nonprofit focused on protection and restoration of the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed, is seeking sponsors for the 9th annual Ridgway RiverFest “Celebrating our Watershed” to be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Rollans Park, Ridgway, Colorado. Sponsor support is necessary to ensure successful production of this valuable outdoor festival, which brings attention to and educates the community and its visitors about local water resources.
The RiverFest is not only a fun, family-friendly riverside festival, but it is a key fundraising event for the nonprofit, which is involved in mine remediation projects, environmental restoration, water monitoring, and various community outreach events. As always, this year’s RiverFest will feature all-age river races, educational and cultural activities, live music, local food and beverages. We are also working on a search and rescue demo on the river. Plus, we are expanding our water education booths and youth activities.