Print this poster and bring it with you to BeauJos on August 23rd to donate to the Poudre Heritage Alliance! 20% of proceeds will go to benefit all of our wonderful programs and projects!
The Poudre Heritage Alliance and Blue Federal Credit Union invite you to put on your beach duds & join us at Horsetooth Reservoir for an evening of fun, learning and saving lives on Fri, August 24.
We are proud to be hosting the First Annual “Splash-In” water safety festival and fundraiser to support “Play it Safe on the Poudre.” With your help we can expand opportunities for safer and more sustainable recreational usage of the Poudre River, and raise awareness about river heritage.
The event starts at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the south swim beach and pavilion on Horsetooth Reservoir.
Festival activities such as water rescue demonstrations, cornhole, henna tattoos and face painting, education stations, beverage and food vendors, and a band will enliven and entertain. Then, as the sun goes down, grab your beach towel or raft and head down to the water for the summer’s biggest and bite-iest movie – “JAWS.”
Water rescue is one of the most dangerous of all technical rescue operations. Too little training or outdated equipment can have devastating consequences.
The Poudre River is a source of local pride that draws thousands to its waters each year. But, its power is easy to underestimate, and river-related tragedy can befall anyone at any time. The multi-partner Play it Safe on the Poudre initiative is designed to empower folks to enjoy our rivers and lakes as safely as possible.
By working together we can support the swift-water rescue teams within Larimer County who save lives year-round!
Blue Federal Credit Union has generously offered to match all Splash-In donations up to $10,000 … greatly increasing the impact of your giving!
Learn more about Play it Safe on the Poudre:
or call the Poudre Heritage Alliance, 970-295-4851.
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Bring the whole family and join us for our last Poudre Pub Talk before the Sept. 12 Party For The Poudre! It also happens to be our very first Pub Talk in Windsor! Author Teresa Funke will be joining us to read from a selection of her historical fiction works.
Teresa R. Funke is the author of five books about World War II. She is the owner and president of Teresa Funke & Company and Victory House Press, which provide products and services to readers, writers, teachers, students and artists.
The Poudre Heritage Alliance is hosting a series of FREE Poudre Pub Talks this summer at breweries throughout Larimer and Weld Counties, featuring guest speakers talking about a range of subjects related to the Poudre River. This series leads up to Party For The Poudre, happening September 12th at Island Grove Regional Park.
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Poudre Trail with a look to the next 25 years. Join other lovers of the Poudre River for an informal mid-week, after-work benefit for the Poudre River Trail Corridor & Partners, The Poudre Learning Center, and Cache la Poudre National River Heritage Area! The event includes fancy foods and drink, and live entertainment by The Briana Harris Collective. Enjoy the refreshments, river program exhibits, and entertainment close to the River and in the company of others who appreciate the groups whose wonderful work on the river benefits us all.
Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a two-hour, 4+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This event is open to all skill levels. Bicycles will be provided thru Pace, Fort Collins Bike share program (https://ridepace.com/fortcollins/).
If you plan on utilizing a Pace bike, it is highly recommended that you create an account in advance of the tour. Promotional codes will be issued to all registrants so that their ride is free. Helmets can be purchased at cost through Visit Fort Collins in Old Town Square. If you have your own bike and helmet, feel free to bring those instead!
People interested in attending the Historic Roads conference should check out their website for more information: http://historicroads.org/. The conference will take place September 13-16 in Downtown Fort Collins. Bike tour participants can register for both the conference and the bike tour by going here. If you cannot attend the full conference but still want to do the Pedaling the Poudre bike tour, email email@example.com to register. A $10 donation to the Poudre Heritage Alliance (a 501c3 non-profit) is suggested but not required.
- General tour topics:
- Early history and settlement of Camp Collins/Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
- The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
- Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
- Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including the Downtown Whitewater Park, ecological restoration at Natural Area sites, and new storage/diversion projects
A special thanks to our partners on this tour: Historic Roads, Pace, and Bike Fort Collins
Sign up for restoration projects here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a9ad23a5f49-volunteer
The Cache la Poudre River is home to the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, providing a breathtaking natural backdrop to the restaurant and venue’s day-to-day commitment to community. The Poudre is also the only waterway in Colorado to be designated “wild and scenic” by the United States government, as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System created by Congress in 1968; 76 miles of the Poudre River were designated under the act in 1986. In observation of the signing of the act that preserves the Cache la Poudre and other rivers in the U.S. “in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations” the Mishawaka will present a day of river education, preservation, restoration and celebration in partnership with the Coalition for the Poudre Watershed (CPRW), U.S. Forest Service Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV).
Volunteers will have the choice of two concurrent opportunities in the morning to help restore, protect, and learn about important areas in the Wild and Scenic corridor. Volunteers can help maintain a post-fire/flood restoration project at Skin Gulch, located off Highway 14 along Stove Prairie Road, by assisting with weed control and litter removal. Volunteers can also choose to hike Young Gulch Trail, which was severely damaged during the 2012 High Park Fire and 2013 floods and remains closed to this day. Self-guided hiking tours with educational talks will give participants the opportunity to learn about restoration and reconstruction work at the site.
Activities move to Mishawaka Amphitheatre in the afternoon, with more opportunities to learn about the work partner organizations are doing to keep the Poudre wild and scenic, flycasting with Rocky Mountain Flycasters, and live music from Ginger Whale and The Movers & Shakers. Tickets include light appetizers and a beer with ID; a discounted ticket + shuttle package price is also available. Event proceeds will benefit two critical restoration projects in the watershed including wildfire mitigation along Elkhorn Creek, a tributary to the Poudre, and volunteer support for the completion of the Young Gulch Trail restoration.
To volunteer for the restoration projects or request event sponsorship information, contact: Jennifer Kovecses, CPRW Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.