Sep
20
Fri
2019
Pedaling the Poudre: Urban Water Cycle Tour @ Bellvue | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre: Urban Water Cycle Tour
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This tour is now FULL! You can still register for the waitlist.  Colorado’s waterways play an important role in our communities. They provide ecosystem benefits, habitat areas for fish and...Read More

This tour is now FULL! You can still register for the waitlist

Colorado’s waterways play an important role in our communities. They provide ecosystem benefits, habitat areas for fish and wildlife, and water for recreation, agriculture, industry and personal use. Join the Poudre Heritage Alliance, Water Education Colorado, the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, City of Fort Collins Utilities, and Bike Fort Collins on September 20 or September 21 to learn about the various uses and benefits of the Cache la Poudre River. Explore this waterway by bicycle along with citizen leaders, volunteers, scientists, planners, and water managers. Topics will be presented by experts in their field, covering everything from the history and heritage of the region; to agricultural and industrial impacts; to modern day recreational and environmental concerns; as well as nonpoint source pollution and other water quality issues.

Sign Up Here!

This roughly 9-mile route will begin at the Watson Lake parking area in Bellvue, northwest of Fort Collins’ city center. We’ll then travel east along the Poudre River Trail, stopping at several points of interest along the way. We’ll continue along the trail until just past Lincoln Ave. and then we’ll double back to one of the local breweries. *Note: The bike tour route is not round trip. Please make any necessary arrangements to get back to your vehicle after the tour. Shuttles/carpooling is an option–just let us know what your needs are.

All participants must bring their own bikes and be able to bike approximately 9 miles one-way. Additionally, all participants must wear a helmet to ride. If you do not have a bike to use, please check out Fort Collins’ bike share program.

Register today – the tours are FREE, but space is limited. Here is the speaker line up for September 20: (Presenters are subject to change)

  • Jeff Stahla, Public Information Coordinator, Northern Water
  • Greg Over, Education Specialist, City of Fort Collins Utilities
  • Zac Wiebe, Planning and Natural Resources Specialist, Larimer County Natural Resources,
  • Hally Strevey, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
  • Matt Day, City of Fort Collins Park Planning
  • Jordan Williams, Assistant Program Manager, Poudre Heritage Alliance
  • Angela Milewski, BHA Design Incorporated
  • Corey Odell, Sustainability, Leadership and Development Coordinator, Odell Brewing

This program is made possible through our sponsors:

 

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

 

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Pedaling the Poudre: Urban Water Cycle Tour @ Bellvue | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre: Urban Water Cycle Tour
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This tour is now FULL! You can still register for the waitlist.    Colorado’s waterways play an important role in our communities. They provide ecosystem benefits, habitat areas for fish...Read More

This tour is now FULL! You can still register for the waitlist

 

Colorado’s waterways play an important role in our communities. They provide ecosystem benefits, habitat areas for fish and wildlife, and water for recreation, agriculture, industry and personal use. Join the Poudre Heritage Alliance, Water Education Colorado, the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, City of Fort Collins Utilities, and Bike Fort Collins on September 20 or September 21 to learn about the various uses and benefits of the Cache la Poudre River. Explore this waterway by bicycle along with citizen leaders, volunteers, scientists, planners, and water managers. Topics will be presented by experts in their field, covering everything from the history and heritage of the region; to agricultural and industrial impacts; to modern day recreational and environmental concerns; as well as nonpoint source pollution and other water quality issues.

Sign Up Here!

This roughly 9-mile route will begin at the Watson Lake parking area in Bellvue, northwest of Fort Collins’ city center. We’ll then travel east along the Poudre River Trail, stopping at several points of interest along the way. We’ll continue along the trail until just past Lincoln Ave. and then we’ll double back to one of the local breweries. *Note: The bike tour route is not round trip. Please make any necessary arrangements to get back to your vehicle after the tour. Shuttles/carpooling is an option–just let us know what your needs are.

All participants must bring their own bikes and be able to bike approximately 9 miles one-way. Additionally, all participants must wear a helmet to ride. If you do not have a bike to use, please check out Fort Collins’ bike share program.

Register today – the tours are FREE, but space is limited. Here is the speaker line up for September 21: (Presenters are subject to change)

  • Kevin Jablonksi, Poudre Valley Community Farms
  • Greg Over, Education Specialist, City of Fort Collins Utilities
  • Boris Kondratieff, Professor of Entomology and Director of C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University
  • Jennifer Kovecses, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
  • Matt Day, City of Fort Collins Park Planning
  • Jordan Williams, Assistant Program Manager, Poudre Heritage Alliance
  • Jennifer Shanahan, Watershed Planner, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas
  • Corey Odell, Sustainability, Leadership and Development Coordinator, Odell Brewing

This program is made possible through our sponsors:

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

 

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Poudre Pub Talk: Playing it Safe on the Poudre River @ Ramskeller | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Poudre Pub Talk: Playing it Safe on the Poudre River @ Ramskeller
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
As part of an on-going series, the Poudre Heritage Alliance presents monthly educational pub talks at local establishments throughout Northern Colorado. For the September 25th Pub Talk at Colorado State University’s...Read More
Poudre Pub Talk: Playing it Safe on the Poudre River @ Ramskeller | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

As part of an on-going series, the Poudre Heritage Alliance presents monthly educational pub talks at local establishments throughout Northern Colorado. For the September 25th Pub Talk at Colorado State University’s Ramskeller Pub & Grub, we will be discussing our Play It Safe on the Poudre program, highlighting how CSU students and other members of the public can safely and sustainably recreate on the Poudre River. The Larimer County Dive Rescue Team will be in attendance to discuss river safety as well as rescue and recovery efforts during water related accidents.

The multi-pronged Play It Safe on the Poudre program raises awareness about approaches to recreating on the river in safe and sustainable ways, and helps to build the capacity of the Poudre Fire Authority and Larimer County rescue teams. The program  also calls attention to the history of in-river structures that represent hazards to recreation.

If you are interested in attending this Pub Talk, please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here.

The Poudre Heritage Alliance’s FREE Poudre Pub Talks series occurs regularly at locations across Northern Colorado, featuring guest speakers talking about a range of subjects related to “good water.” For the full Pub Talk calendar, go here.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Volunteer Fall Rendezvous 2019 @ Von Trotha Firestien Farm at Bracewell | Greeley | Colorado | United States
Volunteer Fall Rendezvous 2019 @ Von Trotha Firestien Farm at Bracewell
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Your presence is requested at this special gathering for members and prospective participants of the Heritage Culturalist Volunteer Program! Information: Take a tour of the Von Trotha Firestien Farm at Bracewell...Read More
Volunteer Fall Rendezvous 2019 @ Von Trotha Firestien Farm at Bracewell | Greeley | Colorado | United States

Your presence is requested at this special gathering for members and prospective participants of the Heritage Culturalist Volunteer Program!

  • Information: Take a tour of the Von Trotha Firestien Farm at Bracewell from our own Heritage Culturalist, Judy Firestien. Then Ryan Brennan from the Poudre Learning Center will take us on a short hike around their newly donated land along the river adjacent to the farm. (Check out this article about current developments at O Street near this site.)
  • Inspiration: Hear from other Heritage Culturalists as they share what they’re working on, including our Pedaling the Poudre bike tours, interpretation at the whitewater park, and more!
  • Idea Sharing: As we start planning for another complete HCV training in 2020, we want to hear from you!

After the tours, stay for FREE drinks/coffee/snacks provided by PHA as we share ideas and feedback!

You are invited to bring along an interested friend or a family member as well!

Directions: From I-25, proceed east on Hwy 34 towards Greeley, taking the Hwy 34-Business bypass. Turn left (north) onto 83rd Ave. The farm is located at the intersection of 83rd Ave and O St. in Greeley.

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Poudre Pub Talk: Paying the River Back @ Odell Brewing | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Poudre Pub Talk: Paying the River Back @ Odell Brewing
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
As part of an on-going series, the Poudre Heritage Alliance presents monthly educational pub talks at local establishments throughout Northern Colorado. For our October 10th Pub Talk at Odell Brewing, Kate...Read More
Poudre Pub Talk: Paying the River Back @ Odell Brewing | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

As part of an on-going series, the Poudre Heritage Alliance presents monthly educational pub talks at local establishments throughout Northern Colorado.

For our October 10th Pub Talk at Odell Brewing, Kate Ryan from the Colorado Water Trust will be discussing how Poudre water users are collaborating to improve stream flow from Fort Collins to Greeley through the Cache la Poudre River In-stream Flow Augmentation Plan. This on-going project stems from a group of Cache la Poudre River water users in conjunction with the Poudre Runs Through It working group, various state agencies, and the Colorado Water Trust. These organizations are investigating strategies to build a market for adding water to the Cache la Poudre River to sustain flows and improve habitat.

Kate Ryan joined the Water Trust in 2019, with over a decade of experience practicing water law in Colorado. Her past clients included farmers, ranchers, municipalities, landowners, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and the Colorado Water Trust itself. Before going to Berkeley Law she obtained a master’s degree in geography at the University of Colorado and worked as an associate scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

If you are interested in attending this Pub Talk, please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here.

The Poudre Heritage Alliance’s FREE Poudre Pub Talks series occurs regularly at locations across Northern Colorado, featuring guest speakers talking about a range of subjects related to “good water.” For the full Pub Talk calendar, go here.