This year CCA was very thankful to have so many helping hands to volunteer for our two successful river cleanups within our local National Conservation Areas of Dominguez Escalante NCA and McInnis Canyons NCA. All of our volunteers did a great job of helping to gather trash along the Gunnison and Colorado River Corridors.
Gunnison River Cleanup
|Gunnison River Volunteers enjoying the nice overcast day.|
On July 26th, Colorado Canyons Association teamed up with Western Slope Adventurers and Western Colorado Congress to clean approximately 25 miles of the Gunnsion River between Delta and Bridgeport. After the cleanup CCA hosted a BBQ at Confluence Park in Delta to celebrate our work. We would like to thank REI for the awesome volunteer t-shirts and the great door prize drawing items!
|Getting ready for our second day of the cleanup|
On August 2-3rd, Colorado Canyons Association partnered with the Grand Junction BLM to host an overnight river cleanup on the Ruby Horsethief section of the river. Along with collecting large amounts of trash, volunteers were able to enjoy some of the local wildlife which included desert big horn sheep and even a black bear! After a good days work everyone was able to enjoy a great meal of homemade meatball sandwhiches, socializing and great music. We would like to thank REI for supplying some great river prizes, everyone really enjoyed them.