Nov 1 PosterWe are pleased to invite the community to a Celebration of the Animas River on Sunday, November 1st from Noon – 2:00 PM at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.  The event will provide information and an opportunity to ask questions of the community organizations working to support the river. Information provided will address the Gold King Mine spill, the health of the Animas River, and individual health-related topics.  The event will also feature fun and informative activities and light refreshments will be provided.

The Animas River Celebration is co-sponsored by the following organizations: 4 Corners Riversports, Animas River Stakeholders Group, Animas Watershed Partnership, Animas La Plata Project, City of Durango, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Five Rivers Trout Unlimited, Fort Lewis College, La Plata County, Mild to Wild Rafting, Mountain Studies Institute, Mountain Waters Rafting, San Juan Basin Health Department, State Senator Ellen Roberts, Southern Ute Indian Tribe Water Quality Program, Southwest Colorado Community College, and Town of Silverton.

For more information, please contact Flannery O’Neil at San Juan Basin Health Department – 970-335-2087 or