River REstoration adventures for tomorrow is a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit Organization dedicated to river conservation
RRAFT helps with invasive species removal projects, monitoring projects, and improving river habitats along rivers across Colorado and Utah!
Our on-river discovery programs enable a hands-on learning experience for both kids and adults. Our goal is to provide opportunities for communities to experience the river in a positive way and learn about river ecosystems, conservation work, and the health of their watersheds!
Rivers across the world are threatened by drought, pollution, changing ecosystems, and human impacts. If we can better understand these impacts and begin a restoration process in our own part of the world, we can bring about change! RRAFT engages communities across Colorado and Utah in river conservation work and river discovery. We challenge YOU to become a part of your watershed's future!
--NEWS AND EVENTS--
RRAFT featured in American Rivers Blog
Neal Schwieterman, of Paonia, CO shares his experience connecting kids to the river through kayaking! Read his powerful story, co-authored by Dan Omasta and Fay Augustyn here.
September Volunteer Opportunity!
9/6, & 9/11
Volunteer sign-ups have closed for Russian Olive Removal work in the Lower Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. Thanks to everyone that signed up!! Click for more information!
Gunnison River Festival
RRAFT helped sponsor the Gunnison River Festival this year! We had a blast all weekend and are already looking forward to next year's festivities!
Paonia River Festival
RRAFT helped out with the community float for the Paonia River Festival- a great opportunity to see a new section of river with a short season! Over 100 community members came out to float!
Peace of adventure Conservation Trip
RRAFT partnered with Peace of Adventure and the Adaptive Sports Center to take a fantastic group on a trip through Dominguez and Escalante Canyons on the Gunnison River! This awesome crew helped us clean up campsites and remove illegal fire rings right after a busy Memorial Day weekend. A huge thank you to American Rivers for supporting this trip!
Pathways Trip with Delta and cedaredge schools a huge success!
A lucky group of kids got to join RRAFT on the Lower Gunnison River to learn about exciting career pathways in outdoor fields. We also visited a working archaeological dig site with artifacts dating back more than 10,000 years.