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Unc River Cleanup at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk (Ridgway State Park)

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CONTACT: Tanya Ishikawa, 303-819-7784
UWP Communications Director
Unc River Cleanup at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk (Ridgway State Park)
Wednesday, October 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Join the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and Colorado Parks & Wildlife staff for a volunteer cleanup along the Uncompahgre River at the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk area of the Ridgway State Park.


Did you know that fishing line takes up to 600 years to break down in nature?

Plastic beverage bottles take up to 450 years, aluminum cans up to 200 years, styrofoam cups up to 50 years, nylon fabric up to 40 years, and cigarette filters up to five years.


Pa-Co-Chu-Puk is Ouray County’s most popular fly fishing location with fantastic trout habitat in the Uncompahgre River below Ridgway Dam and two ponds stocked with Rainbow trout. Staff from local fishing guide services and outfitters will make up our central volunteer crews and we welcome anyone else interested in helping their efforts. Thank you to Montrose Anglers, RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service, and Telluride Flyfishers for supporting this event.

– protecting and improving the upper Uncompahgre River Watershed
Unc River Cleanup at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk – October 21, 2020