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EVENTS & OUTINGS


The Western Slope Conservation Center organizes events throughout the year to keep local community members engaged in the North Fork Valley. Check out our events calendar below for a list of our upcoming annual events, Mike’s Hikes, trailwork days, Pints & Public Lands, and more! Click on each event to find details and a link to sign up. And if you aren’t already receiving our monthly newsletter, sign up here to stay informed about all the latest news and events.

Upcoming Events


May 2022

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  • Public Lands Committee Meeting
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  • Conservation Days at Paonia River Park
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  • Watershed Stewardship Committee Meeting
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  • Paonia River Park Workparty
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  • Mike's Hikes: Cedar Keshet Art Hike
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  • Mike's Hikes: Archeology Hike with John Zachman
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  • Public Lands Committee Meeting
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In June, the WSCC hosts its annual Float Trip and River Festival. The location of the float and celebration has varied over this 20 year old tradition, but with the development of the Paonia River Park, it’s become the primary location of the River Festival. The River Festival is a time to celebrate the value of the river and access to recreation in public lands. It also serves to celebrate the wonderful people of the Western Slope with food, games, music, and fun.

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Film Festivals

Each year, WSCC collaborates with Paradise Theatre to host  Mountainfilm On Tour in the fall. At the festival, film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. We show environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. The film series inform people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.

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Annual Meeting

Hosted in the first quarter of the year, the annual meeting allows WSCC membership to gather for a celebration of the previous year’s accomplishments. At the meeting, we discuss major highlights of the previous year, plans for the year ahead, and thank our supporters for their invaluable contributions.

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Conservation Days

Western Slope Conservation Center hosts a two-day event in the spring that brings third-grade students from throughout Delta County out of their classrooms and into nature for a multidisciplinary hands-on environmental education experience at Paonia River Park.

Throughout the years the Conservation Center has consistently heard from teachers that they need three things to educate their students about the environment and conservation: opportunities to bring kids outside; teaching materials to help kids observe their natural environment; and experts to teach kids about local conservation issues. We organized Conservation Days to meet all of these needs at once.

Up to ten structured learning stations, managed by local environmental educators, artists, and regional conservation experts, are set up around the park to engage students in a day-long immersion in fun and creative activities to experience and learn about nature and conservation.