The Annual Clear Creek Watershed Festival

The Watershed Festival attracts hundreds of people who want to know more about Clear Creek and its ecology each September.

The Watershed Festival attracts hundreds of people who want to know more about Clear Creek and its ecology each September.

The Clear Creek Watershed Festival is our annual major educational and community outreach event. This year's event was held on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at Courtney-Riley-Cooper Park alongside Clear Creek in Idaho Springs. The Festival is an experiential education event highlighting the ever-changing issues that impact the watershed. 

The Festival offers a variety of fun activities including instruction on fly tying, fly fishing for kids (in well-stocked waters), gold panning, supervised wall climbing and many other demonstrations. The festival is an outdoor learning opportunity and the information provided there lends itself to interesting in-classroom and in home dialogues on watersheds, natural resources and water science and about how we use natural resources in our everyday lives. Experts in watershed science, wildlife management, mining and forestry will be alongside representatives of Clear Creek user groups including fishermen, rafters, skiers, hikers and cyclists- engaging participants in thought provoking discussions about what “green” living, sustainable watershed management, environmental stewardship and responsible consumerism really mean.