Mountainfilm Festival in Salida
“The Spirit of Browns Canyon”
Thursday, January 17 at 7:00pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Salida High School auditorium
The new film about the Browns Canyon proposed wilderness area on . The festival will also show ten other short adventure and environment films – some of the top selections from Telluride Mountainfilm.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and under 5 free – available at the Trailhead in Buena Vista, Salida Mountain Sports and at the door the night of the event. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Come enjoy an evening of inspiring films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Hosted by Friends of Browns Canyon
The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth.
Films to be played at Festival Just Announced:
|Look to the Ground|
|A River Runs Through Us|
|The Craziest Idea|
|Brower Youth Awards Rhianna & Madison – Girl Scouts|
|The Spirit of Browns Canyon|
|Escualos: Young Chilean Kayakers of the Río Baker|
|The New Environmentalist – The Grid|
|1% of the story|
Thursday, November 8th – Doors open at 6:30pm.
Films start at 7:00pm
Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden, Salida
Tickets available at Salida Mountain Sports, $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
There will be a Silent Auction with some great items! Your ticket also enters you into a Raffle Drawing.
These 5 National Partners have helped to bring these inspiring and provocative films to communities across the country: Clif Bar, Patagonia, Osprey Packs, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and Mother Jones
Browns Volunteer project August 4
Volunteers are needed on Saturday August 4 to assist the US Forest Service with an important project that will help protect and preserve resources in Browns Canyon. Please join us for a day that will feature ~ 2 miles of mostly trail hiking one way to get to a remote project location in Browns with great views. All training, tools and lunch and snacks will be provided and transported to the site for participants. We will be installing signage and posts.
We will meet to carpool up at 7:45 in Salida and at 8:15 in Buena Vista. The drive to the start of the hike is primarily on highways and improved county roads.
Spend a fun and interesting day with like- minded people learning more about and visiting a little known area of Browns and doing some light labor that will make a real difference.
Please contact us in advance for more information and so we can plan transport and food.
Email email@example.com or phone 719-530-0522 to RSVP or for more information.
Oppose opening CR 187 and 185 to OHV use
The Chaffee County Commissioners will hold a public hearing August 7 at 10 am in Salida where they will consider passing an ordinance that will open up County Roads 187 and 185 to OHV use.
Opening these roads will create additional management concerns and issues for the proposed National Monument. It will increase OHV use on the eastern and northern border of the proposal and likely increase unauthorized OHV use within the proposal.
Please contact the Commissioners and their staff in advance or attend this meeting to oppose the opening of these roads.
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July 24th, 2012- Udall Welcomes Buena Vista Trustees’ Endorsement of Protecting Browns Canyon
Mark Udall called the Buena Vista Town Trustees’ unanimous vote last night to support his efforts to permanently protect Browns Canyon an encouraging development.
“Protecting Browns Canyon will ensure that this truly magnificent area — a river recreationist’s dream — remains protected and an ongoing draw for tourists, guides and outfitters,” Udall said. “There is broad support that we need to act to preserve and protect Browns Canyon. Protecting this special area is one of the best investments we can make to create jobs and support the local economy. The Buena Vista trustees underlined just that last night with their unanimous endorsement of protecting Browns Canyon.”
Earlier this year, Udall kicked off efforts to establish the Arkansas River Canyon National Monument and Browns Canyon Wilderness Area. You can access maps associated with Udall’s proposal and comment on the proposals by clicking HERE.
Join the Friends of Browns Canyon on Saturday, July 21st at McPhelemy Park in Buena Vista for the Centennial Celebration Fest in Buena Vista!
Stop by the Browns Canyon Table to find out how YOU can help!
Welcome to the online registration section for the centennial celebration series, where members and non-members can sign up for any of the series of “big-tent” events marking 100 years of conservation, learning and adventure. The CMC was founded in 1912, and during the centennial year we’re celebrating a century of achievement, providing a platform for new members to be introduced to the club and what it offers, welcoming back former members, and putting on a string of parties and special events.
Browns Canyon Supporters Come to Washington DC for Great Outdoors America Week- Meet with Key Congressional Decision Makers to Urge for Permanent Protection
Friends of Browns Fly Decision Makers Over Browns Canyon Proposal (Click here for 3 minute video!)
Environmental Learning for Kids Raft Browns Canyon (click here for more photos!)
Women, Wine & Widsom Raft Browns Canyon
FIBArk Festival – June 15th-19th, 2012 – Salida
2012 marks the 64th anniversay of FIBArk, the nation’s oldest whitewater festival and Salida’s signature event. Since 1949, every June during the Spring snow runoff, Salida has hosted FIBArk, “First in Boating on the Arkansas.”
Located in Salida’s historic downtown, Riverside Park is the center of FIBArk activity and entertainment. Food, arts and crafts, and industry vendors are available, as well as a beer tent, a carnival, and a state-of-the art amphitheater for this year’s extraordinary musical line-up.
Please Join Friends of Browns Canyon at FIBArk this year and stop by our booth for information, prizes, and more!
Click here to learn more: http://fibark.net/
John Fielder “Colorado Rivers” – June 14th – Golden, Colorado
Browns Canyon Proposed Wilderness Slide Show
Colorado River Outfitters Association and Friends of Browns Canyon sponsor an event to rally support for protecting this famous place on the Arkansas River, see John’s latest photos, book sale/signing, music.
Mountaineering Center, Golden,info: email@example.com
John Fielder’s “Rivers of Colorado” – June 21st – Salida, Colorado
Thursday, June 21, 2012
6:00-7:30 pm Reception & Book Signing with John Fielder
7:30-9:00 pm “Rivers of Colorado” slideshow presentation by John Fielder
$25 – includes Colorado Fare by Kalamatapit Catering (cash bar)
Tickets available online at salidasteamplant.com, Salida Mountain Sports, The
Trailhead in BV, and at the SteamPlant ticket counter.
“Rivers of Colorado”
John will present the premier of his slideshow depicting scenic images of Browns Canyon Area, Poudre River Canyon, Dolores River Canyon, and other threatened Colorado rivers. John puts beautiful music behind the scenery and comments on the status of efforts to protect our canyon country.
Book Signing & Art sales before and after slideshow
(bring your own books too)
Local artists Joshua Been and Susan Mayfield will have artwork displayed
depicting scenes of Browns Canyon. Both artists, along with John Fielder, will be
donating 30% of gross sales to help permanently protect Browns Canyon.
For more information contact Anne Graf 719.221.4232, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 21, 2012 – SteamPlant Ballroom
6:00 – 7:30pm Catered Reception with John Fielder and local artists
7:30 – 9:00pm Slideshow of John Fielder’s photos
Collegiate Peaks Angler, Trout Unlimited
Pinon Real Estate Group