May
22
Wed
2019
Fort Collins Children's Water Festival - 2019 @ Front Range Community College | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Fort Collins Children’s Water Festival – 2019 @ Front Range Community College
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kids Learn About Water with Fun, Hands-On Activities Each spring, approximately 1,800 third-grade students and teachers from public, private and homeschools attend the festival which is sponsored by Fort Collins...Read More
Fort Collins Children's Water Festival - 2019 @ Front Range Community College | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

Kids Learn About Water with Fun, Hands-On Activities

Each spring, approximately 1,800 third-grade students and teachers from public, private and homeschools attend the festival which is sponsored by Fort Collins Utilities and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD). The festival is packed with fun, hands-on activities that teach students about water.

Students spend half a day attending classroom presentations and visiting many displays in the exhibit hall. Colorful T-shirts are available for purchase.

The Fort Collins Children’s Water Festival is the longest-running festival in the state.

Emphasis is placed on hands-on, age-appropriate activities, including learning about:

  • Wetlands and rivers
  • Aquatic insects and wildlife
  • Water resources
  • Supply and conservation
  • Water quality and safety
  • Agricultural uses
  • Water chemistry
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Drought and flooding
  • Importance of water in the human body

For more information about the festival, contact childrenswaterfestival@fcgov.com.

Need help getting to the festival? Click here for more information about the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s “Learning in Our Watershed” program. This scholarship initiative provides field trip funding to Larimer and Weld County schools when they take educational field trips to the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area.

May
23
Thu
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - Windsor (May 2019) @ River Bluffs Open Space | Windsor | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – Windsor (May 2019) @ River Bluffs Open Space
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NOTE: Participants must create an account and register through the Town of Windsor’s website. (Activity Code 245310). Alternatively, individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - Windsor (May 2019) @ River Bluffs Open Space | Windsor | Colorado | United States

NOTE: Participants must create an account and register through the Town of Windsor’s website. (Activity Code 245310). Alternatively, individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 55 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at River Bluffs Open Space and end near Eastman Park in Windsor. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you have any further questions.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Windsor and Northern Colorado
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including new trail construction in Windsor, ecological restoration at Natural Area/Open Space sites, and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

Jun
2
Sun
2019
Paddler's Pub Poudre Party @ Paddler's Pub at Mountain Whitewater | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Paddler’s Pub Poudre Party @ Paddler's Pub at Mountain Whitewater
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come celebrate the river rising on Sunday June 2, while learning about the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s “Play It Safe on the Poudre” community initiative Live music from Steve Redfern at...Read More
Paddler's Pub Poudre Party @ Paddler's Pub at Mountain Whitewater | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

Come celebrate the river rising on Sunday June 2, while learning about the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s “Play It Safe on the Poudre” community initiative

  • Live music from Steve Redfern at 2pm and Grant Sabin & jukepoint Highball at 5pm
  • La Piadina food truck
  • Down River Equipment, Hala, Good River Beer, Odell Brewing and the Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area booths

Come visit Paddler’s Pub anytime between 11am-11pm, but you can visit the Poudre Heritage Alliance booth from 4-8pm.

Jun
13
Thu
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - USDA-ARS (Thur) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – USDA-ARS (Thur) @ Watson Lake parking
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - USDA-ARS (Thur) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 55 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour, 6+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at Watson Lake in Bellvue and finish in downtown Fort Collins – approximately 6 miles one way or 12 round trip. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you need help procuring a bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Camp Collins/Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including the Downtown Whitewater Park, ecological restoration at Natural Area sites, and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - USDA-ARS (Sat) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – USDA-ARS (Sat) @ Watson Lake parking
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - USDA-ARS (Sat) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 55 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour, 6+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at Watson Lake in Bellvue and finish in downtown Fort Collins – approximately 6 miles one way or 12 round trip. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you need help procuring a bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Camp Collins/Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including the Downtown Whitewater Park, ecological restoration at Natural Area sites, and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Poudre Pub Talk: "Erosion, Sediment, and Wood, Oh My!" @ Mighty River Brewing | Loveland | Colorado | United States
Poudre Pub Talk: “Erosion, Sediment, and Wood, Oh My!” @ Mighty River Brewing
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
As part of an on-going series, the Poudre Heritage Alliance is presenting monthly educational pub talks at local establishments throughout Northern Colorado. For the June 18th Pub Talk at Mighty...Read More
Poudre Pub Talk: "Erosion, Sediment, and Wood, Oh My!" @ Mighty River Brewing | Loveland | Colorado | United States

As part of an on-going series, the Poudre Heritage Alliance is presenting monthly educational pub talks at local establishments throughout Northern Colorado. For the June 18th Pub Talk at Mighty River Brewing, Johannes Beeby, Senior Hydrologist for Stillwater Sciences, will be highlighting how the restoration work at River Bluffs Open Space near Windsor is changing the perception of what a healthy Poudre River can look like. Johannes, an avid fly fishermen, will go on to explain how these types of projects benefit fish, wildlife, and other parts of a “working river” like the Cache la Poudre.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here. Mighty River will be offering beer specials during the night of the pub talk, and part of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. Thanks so much for your support!

The Poudre Heritage Alliance is hosting a series of FREE Poudre Pub Talks on a recurring basis at locations across Northern Colorado, featuring guest speakers talking about a range of subjects related to “good water.” For the full Pub Talk listing, go here.

*Photo by Gabriele Woolever

Jun
28
Fri
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - ASCE group (Larimer) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – ASCE group (Larimer) @ Watson Lake parking
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - ASCE group (Larimer) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 55 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour, 6+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at Watson Lake in Bellvue and finish in downtown Fort Collins – approximately 6 miles one way or 12 round trip. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you need help procuring a bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Camp Collins/Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including the Downtown Whitewater Park, ecological restoration at Natural Area sites, and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - ASCE group (Weld) @ River Bluffs Open Space | Windsor | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – ASCE group (Weld) @ River Bluffs Open Space
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - ASCE group (Weld) @ River Bluffs Open Space | Windsor | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 55 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a four hour, 13+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at River Bluffs Open Space in Windsor and finish in Western Greeley – approximately 13 miles one way or a 26 mile round trip. This event is recommended for more experienced riders, therefore we recommend bringing your own bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Windsor/Greeley (e.g. the Union Colony)
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including ecological restoration at Natural Area sites and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Poudre RiverFest @ New Belgium Brewing | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Poudre RiverFest @ New Belgium Brewing
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this year’s Poudre RiverFest mini-event at New Belgium Brewery on Friday, July 26 from 4-8pm! This is a great opportunity to support the Poudre RiverFest and learn...Read More
Poudre RiverFest @ New Belgium Brewing | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

Join us for this year’s Poudre RiverFest mini-event at New Belgium Brewery on Friday, July 26 from 4-8pm! This is a great opportunity to support the Poudre RiverFest and learn about our plans for Poudre RiverFest 2020.

Education: We will have an educational workshop for families starting around 4:30pm. Come for the workshop and stay for the evening! The Poudre RiverFest organizing committee will be there including Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed – CPRW, Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area, and National Association for Interpretation. You can learn more about these important non-profits and what they’re doing to support the Poudre River!

Celebration: Come enjoy New Belgium beer, listen to live music from The Greyhounds, and have dinner at one of Fort Collins’ local food trucks. Attendees will also have an opportunity to win some great prizes from local businesses!

Restoration: Several of the Poudre RiverFest organizing non-profits hold volunteer restoration opportunities throughout the year. You can learn more about these projects and sign up to volunteer!