May
20
9:00 am09:00

Sidewinder Trail Maintenance

Join CCA, the BLM, and other lovers of public land to celebrate the 1st Annual Colorado Public Lands Day with some trail work in the Gunnison Gorge NCA!

May
18
May 19

3rd Grade: Nature Knowledge Days

Join the fun in Devil's Canyon while helping to teach 3rd grade students in District 51. We're looking for volunteers to help be station managers, trail directors, photographers, and additional support.

May
8
May 9

3rd Grade: Nature Knowledge Days

Join the fun in Devil's Canyon while helping to teach 3rd grade students in District 51. We're looking for volunteers to help be station managers, trail directors, photographers, and additional support.

May
1
May 4

7th Grade: Field Experience

Join CCA in Escalante Canyon and help with our outdoor education programming for 7th grade students in District 50J.

Feb
25
Feb 26

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

  • The Avalon Theatre

The most prestigious mountain festival in the world, Banff Centre’s Banff Mountain Film Festival, is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year! It continues to bring the best action, environmental, and adventure films to audiences around the globe and, thanks to the generosity of the Grand Junction Rotary Club, the festival is headed to Grand Junction for a two-night event this February!

Nov
9
6:00 pm18:00

Trail Monitor Training @ REI

  • REI

At the conclusion of the training, volunteers will know how to easily incorporate the monitoring efforts into their everyday experiences out enjoying the trails in places like Devil’s Canyon, Rabbit Valley, or the Kokopelli Trails.

Oct
24
7:00 am07:00

4th Grade Fossil Trip with Dual Immersion Academy

General Event Overview:

Join the fun at the Fruita Paleo Area with 4th-grade students from the Dual Immersion Academy. During this trip, we'll be leading students on an interpretive hike through the area discussing geology and fossil formation along the way!

We're looking for volunteers to help take pictures and manage students on the hike.

Time Commitment for Volunteers: 

  • 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM (bring a lunch or snack!)

Volunteer Duties & Provided Support: 

  • Student Managers help manage and take care of students on the interpretive hike
  • Photographers

For Questions: Please contact NCA Stewardship Coordinator, Bry Kuhlman
bryanna@canyonsassociation.org or 970-263-7902

 

Oct
14
Oct 15

Dog Island Restoration Trip

Volunteers will be planting Cottonwoods, Sumac, and seeding grasses and forbs.  Also, we will pile previously cut tamarisk into burn piles. Passenger spots are limited so please plan to bring your own boat!  CCA will be providing lunch, dinner, and breakfast.  Please bring a side to share for dinner and an easy lunch for day two.  Since we will be working on this trip bring sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirt, pants, and work gloves.

Above: AP Environmental Science students from Central High School enjoying an educational river trip with CCA

Oct
4
Oct 5

3rd Grade: Nature Knowledge Days in Escalante Canyon

 

General Event Overview:

Join the fun in Escalante Canyon while helping to teach 3rd grade students in District 50J. This trip has eight activity stations through which students rotate in small groups (12-20) depending on class sizes. During the day students will listen/learn /participate in all eight activities and receive a  stamp in their “passport book” at each station upon completion.  

We're looking for volunteers to help staff eight knowledge stations covering topics ranging from predator-prey dynamics to ranching practices both then and now! Rest assured you don't need to be an expert to help out, we have everything you'll need to be successful no matter your own level of knowledge!

Time Commitment for Volunteers:  

For this trip you can commit to participating on one or more of the dates. Per day, you can commit to a full day or just a half day as follows: 

  • Morning commitment: 9:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M
  • Afternoon commitment: 12:15 A.M. - 2:15 P.M.
  • All day commitment: 9:00 A.M. - 2:15 P.M. (bring a lunch or snack)

Volunteer Duties & Provided Support: 

  • Station Managers (all activities and materials will be provided, including sample scripts for volunteer educators) stations to choose from include Archaeology, Birds, Geology, Tamarisk, Biological Soil Crust, Predator/Prey Dynamics, Cottonwood Trees, and Ranching
  • Trail Directors to keep participants on course between stations
  • Photographers
  • General Support w/ breakdown at the end of each day

For Questions: Please contact NCA Stewardship Coordinator, Bry Kuhlman
bryanna@canyonsassociation.org or 970-263-7902

Aug
23
4:30 pm16:30

Lecture - Historic Structures of the McInnis Canyons NCA

  • Fruita Community Center

Join CCA and the Fruita Parks & Recreation Department for a rich and interesting evening presentation about the many historical cabins and structures found in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.  

For questions or more information please contact CCA's NCA Stewardship Coordinator Bry Kulhman at bryanna@canyonsassociation.org.  

CCA Board Member, Zebulon Miracle, will be leading this fantastic lecture about historic structures, like the Skinner Cabin pictured here, and our Valley's long relationship to the public lands found in the NCA. 

CCA Board Member, Zebulon Miracle, will be leading this fantastic lecture about historic structures, like the Skinner Cabin pictured here, and our Valley's long relationship to the public lands found in the NCA. 

Aug
13
Aug 14

Colorado River Cleanup (Ruby-Horsethief)

CCA volunteers enjoying Ruby and Horsethief Canyons on the Colorado River in the McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area. 

CCA volunteers enjoying Ruby and Horsethief Canyons on the Colorado River in the McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area. 

Bring your boat and your adventurous spirit for this year's overnight river trip down the Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River through the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.  CCA will provide the permit, dinner and breakfast. Please make sure to bring work gloves, drinking water, camping gear, river snacks, and a potluck dish to pass.

This is a popular event so be sure to RSVP today to secure your spot! 

Aug
6
6:00 am06:00

Gunnison River Cleanup

Preparing to launch the clean-up!

Preparing to launch the clean-up!

Bring your boat and your adventurous spirit for this year's cleanup trip down the Gunnison River through the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. We'll be cleaning up the section of river between Escalante and Bridgeport and will enjoy a stop at Big Dominguez Canyon along the way. 

The trip is full thanks to everyone who signed up!

This is a popular event so be sure to RSVP to snag your spot!