Join us at 5pm on March 9, 2017, at Mile High Station
in Denver for the 2017 River Stewardship Gala
. The Gala is the largest conservation and fishing oriented auction in Colorado. In 2016, over 350 guests helped raise over $60,000 for Colorado's rivers and trout! Tickets are available for a special early bird rate of $120 until February 1
! Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and a delicious dinner, along with the chance to network with other anglers and TU partners as we celebrate rivers! For more information, contact Shannon Kindle
This year we will be honoring the Colorado Water Conservation Board
for their work in promoting healthy rivers through the Colorado State Water Plan and protecting instream flows. A big thanks also goes to our title sponsor, Denver Water
Featured Trip: Seven days of fishing The Land Down Under in Tasmania
Take a weeklong trip to The Land Down Under for some world-class fishing! This trip includes two days at Drift Water Lodges
followed by 5 days at a private house for two people. During this week, the winners will have the chance to fish different venues across Tasmania. The island south of Australia offers thousands of lakes
and webs of rivers that hold Tasmanian born and bred trout that will make any journey a unique and unforgettable one. Along with fishing, you'll be treated to seven days of local flavors and adventures. Season availability is December (2017) and January, February (2018). The trip does not include airfare and will be available during the Live Auction at the Gala!
Featured Trip: Andes Drifters Weeklong Fishing in North Patagonia, Argentina
The winner and one guest will receive accommodations for 5 nights and 4 1/2 days of guided fishing
on the world famous Alumine, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, and Malleo Rivers- where rainbow and brown trout can be in the range of 18 to 20 inches! This trip includes all lodging, meals, beer, wine, guided fishing, flies, license and round trip transportation to and from the local airport. Days spent fishing different rivers allows anglers of all skill levels to experience success and try different methods- A sample itenerary of your trip can be viewed here
. Trip dates are subject to space availability and valid through December 2018. The trip will be available during the Live Auction at the Gala!
About the Colorado Water Conservation Board:
In the past year, the CWCB
spearheaded development and initial implementation of the Colorado Water Plan, including a strong emphasis on healthy rivers, collaborative multi-purpose projects that include environmental benefits, and funding for Stream Management Plans. In the aftermath of disastrous 2013 floods in northern Colorado, the CWCB helped fund and encourage watershed collaborations as a centerpiece of rebuilding smarter, more resilient, and healthier river systems and the infrastructure surrounding them. And for more than 40 years, the CWCB has grown its instream flow program to expand streamflow protection in basins across the state through new appropriations, and through leases and other acquisitions of senior water rights to restore flows. Collectively these actions are providing the state leadership to build an enhanced Colorado culture of river and watershed stewardship.