Front Range Watershed Days:
A Community Celebration of Our Watersheds
Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Bio-Blitz at 9:00 AM, Celebration 12:00-4:00 PM
LaVern M. Johnson Park – On the Banks of the Saint Vrain
600 Park Drive, Lyons CO
Get FREE tickets for the Bio-Blitz at one of four watersheds: Big Thompson, St. Vrain, Left Hand, or Fourmile.
On Saturday, September 28th , the Watershed Center, along with partners and sponsors, will be hosting a watershed celebration aimed to inspire people to connect to their watershed through place-based, participatory learning. To engage a diverse audience, we will be providing a variety of entry points for engagement. Activities in our inaugural year will include a ”bio-blitz” (or community data collection endeavor) and celebration with hands- on watershed related activities.
Part-community engagement event and part-scientific endeavor, this event will generate region-scale scientific data about the health and recovery of our watersheds that include biological and physical measurements using a “bio-blitz” approach, and a celebration to close out event activities which will include food and hands-on activities for all ages.
The afternoon celebration along St. Vrain Creek will include food, data collection demonstrations, an opportunity to “meet the scientists”, fly fishing, and fly-tying demonstrations, and other family-friendly, hands-on activities. A goal of the event is to increase community awareness about the various groups committed to watershed protection and restoration in the Front Range. Each sponsor and partner at the event will have the opportunity to host a booth and will be responsible for organizing an on-site watershed related activity or demonstration to engage community members.