CCA Summer Mixer

Colorado Canyons Association would like to invite all community members to join us for an entertaining night of food, drinks, and music at Hot Tomato Pizzeria in Fruita. We will be enjoying the back patio of the Hot Tomato while we listen to Willie DeFord and the Street Car Visions. Along with great food and music, Hot Tomato has donated some awesome door prizes for the evening. So grab some friends and join us for a fun night and great cause on August 13th from 6:00-9:00 P.M.

Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau Lecture


Colorado Canyons Association and The Museum of Western Colorado are excited to offer an exciting evening of programing led by Museum Curator Zebulon Miracle.  

Join us for an interesting look at the rock art and cultures of the Colorado Plateau.  We will start the night off at 6:00 pm with refreshments and a private tour of the rock art exhibit on display at the Museum of the West in  downtown Grand Junction. 

Zebulon Miracle will then lead a fascinating talk about the cultures that created this beautiful rock art at the Whitman Education Building.  The lecture is free and open to the public but donations will be greatly appreciated. The lecture will start at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 29th at The Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction. Contact Bryanna Kuhlman at bryanna@canyonsassociation.org.

River Cleanup Help Needed

Colorado Canyons Association and their partners are planning two river cleanups for this summer.  So bring your boats and come join the fun.  

Gunnison River Cleanup

On July 26th, CCA along with West Slope Adventurers and BLM will be holding a Gunnison River Cleanup. Bring your boats, so we can divide into two groups to clean up two portions of the Gunnison River. After we will all go to Confluence Park to enjoy socializing, a BBQ and some fun door prizes donated by REI.   If you are interested in helping or would like more information please contact Bry Kuhlman  at bryanna@canyonsassociation.org or call at 970-263-7902.

McInnis Canyons River Cleanup
                                                                                   
Blacks Rocks on Colorado River 
Bring your boat and join us! Saturday and Sunday August 2-3rd, CCA and BLM will host a river cleanup in the Loma to Westwater section of the Colorado River.

We will camp together at the mouth of Mee Canyon along the river for a fun night of celebrating our work. CCA will provide dinner the night of the 2nd and breakfast the morning of the 3rd. We will also be giving out some river gear donated by REI during dinner. 

If you are interested please contact Bry Kuhlman at bryanna@canyonsassociation.org or call at 970-263-7902.

5th Annual Scavenger Hunt in McInnis Canyon NCA

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event possible.  We were able to host 400 third graders from Grand Junction this year. They were able to get out and be active while learning about the geology, archeology, birds and trees of the area. Stayed tuned to hear about other educational events happening in fall 2014 in Dominquez-Escalante and Gunnison Gorge NCA's. If you are interested in volunteering for these events please contact Bryanna at bryanna@canyonsassociation.org or 970-263-7902 for more information.


Spring 2014 Trail Monitoring Workshop

 
(photo: Bobby Evans)
Thank you to those who attended our spring 2014 trail monitoring workshop in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. We appreciate the time and effort that each of you will be putting into monitoring your trail segments this coming year.

Trail monitors help CCA and our local BLM office take an inventory of the condition of the trails throughout  McInnis Canyon NCA so we can keep them in good condition and provide the most up-to-date information to the public. If you are interested in this program we still have many segments of trail that need to be monitored in Devils Canyon and Rabbit Valley areas.


Feel free to contact Bryanna Kuhlman at 970-263-7902 or bryanna@canyonsassociation.org for more information or to participate in this important program!

Crazy About Canyons Dinner Great Success!

Parker Carlson Photo by Scott Folsom
CCA would like to thank all of our sponsors for a wonderful evening at Carlson Vineyards. The weather was great, the wine was spectacular, and we were able to raise a significant amount for our work in the National Conservation Areas. We were honored to host new board member Bob Silbernagel for a program on the history of the NCA's.

In addition to the over 100 attendees, we had numerous local sponsors for the food and silent auction items including: Carlson Vineyards, High Lonesome Ranch, Blaine's Tomatoes, Western Colorado Culinary Academy, Rob Kurtzman Photography, Milagro Ranch, and many more.

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