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Roaring Fork Conservancy’s annual river float will be held June 10

The annual river float presented by the Roaring Fork Conservancy has been scheduled for June 10.

Local rafting companies provide the vessels for the fundraising event, which is meant to inspire people to defend the river systems.

Tickets for the 13th annual River Float must be purchased before June 7 online at http://www.roaringfork.org. The cost is $45 for the float and barbecue. The price is $35 for Roaring Fork Conservancy members. Tickets also are available for the barbecue only.

"Spend a morning floating the lower Roaring Fork with your family, friends, and a local river ambassador," the conservancy's promotional message said. "After the float, we'll reconvene at Coryell Ranch for the River Fest, which includes a cook-out with music, famous handmade corn dogs, Roaring Fork Beer Co. and the opportunity to play with stand-up paddle boards and fly-fishing rods."

A friendly competition will be held and prizes awarded to best fly casters and fastest paddle boarders in the valley.

Rafts and guides are being provided by Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Blazing Adventures, Blue Sky Adventures and Elk Mountain Expeditions.

The float is a fundraiser for the Roaring Fork Conservancy, which was formed in 1996 to protect the water quality and quantity in local rivers and streams, and preserve riparian habitat.