Animas River Celebration to be held November 1


We are pleased to invite the community to a Celebration of the Animas River on Sunday, Nov. 1 from Noon – 2 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The San Juan Basin Health Department invites everyone to join us in a celebration of the Animas River and an open house to answer your questions about the Gold King Mine Spill, your health, and the health of the river. The event will provide information and an opportunity to ask questions of the organizations in the community who work to support the river. It will also feature fun and informative activities and light refreshments will be provided.


This event is led by San Juan Basin Health and 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, Senator Ellen Roberts, Southern Ute Indian Tribe Water Quality Program, and Southwest Colorado Community College.


For more information, please contact Flannery O’Neil at San Juan Basin Health Department at 970-335-2087 or Curtis Hartenstine, SUIT Water Quality Program Manager at 970-563-0135; or email:



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