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Roaring Fork Conservancy will celebrate 20th anniversary Wednesday in Basalt

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The Roaring Fork Conservancy is throwing a free and kid-friendly party in Basalt Wednesday to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The party will be at Riverside Grill in Basalt from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and opportunities to have a picture taken with Captain Cutthroat. While the event is free, the organizers need to know how many people to expect. Go to http://www.roaringfork.org/events/rfc-20th-birthday-party/ and click the birthday cake link to RSVP.

The Basalt-based nonprofit organization was formed to monitor and act on water quality and quantity issues in the Roaring Fork River drainage. The organization touts its record of "bringing people together to protect our rivers."

The organization envisions an even greater future. It is raising funds to build a river center on property west of Rocky Mountain Institute's Innovation Center in Basalt.