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17th Annual Headwaters Institute

June 5

IMG252On Friday, June 5 Arkansas River Outfitters Assoc (AROA), Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) and GARNA are presenting the 17th Annual Headwaters Institute, an all-day workshop for first year river guides and the public. Lectures and break-out sessions will be presented by numerous local and regional experts. Topics include the history of the Arkansas Valley, water quality, the effects of global climate change on the Arkansas, wildlife and wildflowers found along the river, and local issues such as the Browns Canyon National Monument designation and “Over the River”.

EXCITING NEWS! John Fielder, nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, environmentalist will present the Keynote for the Institute and will lead an afternoon slide show presentation titled “Browns Canyon Protected — Yampa River Unprotected!” John Fielder will present a slide show of Browns Canyon and all 250 miles of Colorado’s Yampa River from its headwaters in the Flat Tops Wilderness to the confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. The program will include music and commentary about Colorado water issues.

The public may attend the afternoon presentation, please find out more here.

Time: 8:30 am until 5:00 pm

Location: Salida’s Riverside Park and Scout Hut

Cost: $10 for AROA member guides, $20 (general public and non-AROA member guides) and includes lunch and pizza and beer after party

Pre-registration is required. Preferred payment method via pay pal at the button below. You do not need a pay pal account, only a credit card.

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Salida Scout Hut
Salida, CO 81201 United States + Google Map



Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below. Please include a note with the program you are registering for.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.