Riverstock Was Another Successful Educational, Musical Party
Riverstock is always a fun day of live music, education and fundraising about out rivers at the Crooked Creek Saloon on Highway 40 in downtown Fraser. Thanks to Toni at the Crooked Creek for helping us make this year's event a success!
- Bad Water
- Oly and Andy Irvine
- The Hippie Sideshow Hootenanny
- Aunt Bunny's Mustache
- Gary Key
- Tabernash Troubador Joe McDonald
- Jeremy Farmer
- Kay Irvine
To get a flavor of what to expect, see what TU's Randy Scolfield had to say about the 2013 event:
Beer? Check. Barbecue? Check. Bands? Check. What more do you need for a good time?
The steady stream of people who turned out for Trout Unlimited’s “Riverstock” event Aug. 15, 2015 at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser enjoyed a full day of good vibrations and cold libations in celebration of peace, love and local rivers.
Between sets, they also learned about the new cooperative agreement with Denver Water and how we are now working together to help save the Fraser.
The Fraser, a key tributary of the Upper Colorado, is the lifeblood of the Fraser Valley, supporting angling, wildlife, outdoor recreation and local communities. But decades of water diversions have left the river depleted and degraded. Already, some 60 percent of the river is diverted to the Front Range for municipal uses. At TU, we're pleased that we're now cooperating with Denver Water in an effort to keep the Fraser as healthy as possible while recognizing the reality of diversion.
TU is asking Denver Water for three basic protections: adequate peak spring flows to help flush the river and keep its riverbed and aquatic habitat healthy and free of choking sediment; standards that would prevent Denver Water from diverting water if the river temperature reached levels lethal to fish; and ongoing monitoring and “adaptive management” that requires Denver Water to adjust its operations if the river shows significant signs of decline in the future.
All proceeds of Riverstock help benefit TU’s campaign to protect and restore the Fraser River.