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Roaring Fork Conservancy plans events

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

BASALT – The Basalt-based Roaring Fork Conservancy on Monday announced three events scheduled for later this month.

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 25, the organization will host its Celebrate Aspen Tap: Drinking Water Tour. Participants will tour the head gate on Castle Creek that diverts the high-mountain water to Aspen’s drinking-water treatment facility. All participants will receive an Aspen Tap water bottle. The event is free and underwritten by the city of Aspen’s Water Department. Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call 970-927-1290 with questions.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Filoha Meadows Open Space near Redstone, staff from the Roaring Fork Conservancy and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will discuss elk natural history, the rut and the importance of Filoha Meadows for calving. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and a spotting scope. The event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call 970-927-1290 for more details.

Also on Sept. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Third Street Center in Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Conservancy, along with the Roaring Fork Watershed Collaborative, will hold a Pitkin County commissioner candidate forum on water. Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Conservancy, Roaring Fork Sierra Club, Ferdinand Hayden Trout Unlimited and the Western Rivers Institute, the forum will be moderated by Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyne Heldman.

For more info on the Roaring Fork Conservancy, visit http://www.roaringfork.org.