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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Crystal River was just named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers by American Rivers, and they have named May 29, 2012, as Crystal River Day. In a happy hour environment from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Dos Gringos Burritos, 588 Highway 133 in Carbondale, come learn how you can be part of this essential task of restoration and protection of the Crystal River. Meet with conservation groups, experts, neighbors and friends to learn how you can be part of the work to improve the health of and protect the Crystal River. Pete McBride’s new Crystal River short film will be shown periodically throughout the evening. There will be limited free beer from the Avery Brewing Company. For information, call Sarah Johnson at 927-1290.

The Roaring Fork Conservancy will host its eighth annual Community River Float on June 2.

Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs for a half-day float on the Roaring Fork River from Carbondale to Glenwood. Blazing Adventures provides the boats for the day of sightseeing, natural history and an after-float cookout at Veltus Park.

The event is open to the public (boaters must weigh at least 60 pounds), but space is limited, and registration is due by May 31. Go to to register. The fee is $20 for conservancy members and $30 for nonmembers.

Call 970-927-1290 for more information.

Frying Pan Anglers is host a “kids fly fishing camp.” It is taking place June 23 and 24. The event will take place locally on the private waters of Frying Pan Anglers in Basalt. The event is great for kids of ages 5-18. There will be camping, fly fishing lessons, etomology lessons, camp fire stories and smores. Call Frying Pan Anglers for details at 970-927-3441.

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