Looking Forward to Fall 2019

Fall is in the air and CCA is busier than ever! We’re taking hundreds of students out into the NCAs across 20 different land and river education events and have plenty of other activities planned for the community too. Check out all of the things we’re up to and see how YOU can get involved!


Cottonwood Days


For the past decade, CCA, in partnership with the BLM, Delta, Olathe, and Montrose County schools have joined together to get 6th grade students immersed in the outdoors. This year, with more than 400 students attending, Cottonwood Days will be more exciting than ever! Students will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with fish, tie flies, and learn about the interactions that humans have with our rivers. Thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers, students are given the impactful experience of place-based education. Not to mention, they seem to have a lot of fun, too!

Getting on the river with Central High School


In 2019, CCA set a goal to get all 9th grade environmental science students out on the river by the end of 2020. Thanks to the help of Central High School, Chevron, and Western Colorado Community Foundation/Dave and Mary Wood Fund, we have made huge first steps towards this goal. We are excited to announce that over 300 9th graders will be on the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers with us this fall. As students float the river with CCA educators and BLM representatives, they’ll learn about the health of riparian ecosystems, archaeology, and even career pathways. Topics such as invasive species management, restoration, and the role of wildlife in the ecosystem are discussed. Students also have the opportunity to gain a hands-on stewardship experience in protecting the river’s native landscapes. We can’t wait to experience the river with them!

A full list of our Early Fall events: