GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Colorado Mesa University is hosting 200 residents participating in the River Crossings Conference and Workshop this week.
The Tamarisk Coalition, River Management Society, Bureau of Land Management and the International Submerged Lands Group are working together to organize the week long conference.
Each day attendees will watch presentations and listen to speakers from different organizations about issues concerning our local rivers.
"Rivers are our livelihood. They're our water source. They enhance our quality of life and it's really important that we continue to advance the state of the science and the dialogue and the action surrounding and protecting those rivers," said Stacy Beaugh, executive director of Tamarisk Coalition.
Friday, participants have a few different field trip options, including a float trip down the Ruby-Horsethief Canyon.
If you're interested, they are still accepting walk-up registrations or head to http://www.coloradomesa.edu/watercenter.