THANKS TO GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP THE EVENT IS FREE! REGISTRATION IS STILL REQUIRED
A BENEFIT EVENT FOR
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What is Trek the Thompson
“From its sparkling headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park to its confluence with the South Platte, the Big Thompson watershed provides the water we drink, the food we grow, the wood we harvest, the fishing and wildlife habitat we enjoy, and the beauty we treasure. Whether you are a resident within the watershed, a downstream water user, or one of millions who visit and explore the Big Thompson River every year, this waterway holds special value to the livelihoods and lifestyles of those connected to it.
Trek the Thompson is a FREE family-friendly event to celebrate the Big Thompson River. The event helps to educate participants of all the River brings to our communities. We will be exploring the role of the River as important habitat for wildlife, a recreation area, and a source for clean drinking water, among many others. The festival features a variety of activities including hands-on activities for all ages at education stations, a poker “walk” for a chance to win local prizes, an easy, flat, 3-mile trek along the Big Thompson River, live music, and food.
Every dollar raised through Trek the Thompson will go directly to Big Thompson Watershed Coalition's efforts to enhance the health and vitality of the watershed and help recover
from events like Cameron Peak Fire.”
TREK THE THOMPSON EVENT DETAILS
Participants will choose a time to begin their Trek when registering for the event - start times are every 30 minutes from 10am to 12pm. On October 8th, participants will check in at the Fairgrounds Park picnic table area 15 minutes ahead of the time they signed up for and will begin their 3-mile Trek on the nature trail. Along the trail will be nine education stations where participants can learn more about different aspects of the Big Thompson River and watershed. At each station a poker card can be collected, these cards will be turned in and “played” based on the cards you randomly received at each station. Prizes will be awarded based on the strength of your hand. You can get up to 9 cards, you will play your strongest 5.
In addition to the education stations, there will be vendor booths, a silent auction, 2 bands, and a food truck!
WHAT YOU GET FOR REGISTERING
- Water Quality & Stormwater – includes an interactive demonstration of how stormwater flows into the river system”
- Macroinvertebrates and flycasting – see live macroinvertebrates and learn how to flycast
- Trails and development – learn about Loveland’s trails and open spaces
- Water transport and storage – Find out how a system developed in the 1800’s is still used today to get our water where it needs to go
- Recreational safety and emergency response – Meet emergency responders and check out some equipment
- Wildlife and gravel ponds – Wondering about the ponds and the wildlife who uses them at Fairgrounds Park and River’s Edge Natural Area?
- Fishing – Kid friendly fishing demonstration station
- Forest Health – learn about why forest health is so important for our watershed
- Wildfire and the Big Thompson watershed – Impacts from wildfire continue on many years after the fire. You can learn about those effects and what Big Thompson Watershed Coalition is doing to mitigate them.
Greenback Cutthroat $6,000 and up
Golden Shiner $5,000 - $5,999
Walleye $2,500 - $4,999
Mountain Whitefish $1,000 - $2,499
Bluegill- $250 - $999
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, donating a prize, or learning more about sponsorships, please contact Laura Quattrini at email@example.com or (970) 699-2906
PRIZE AND SILENT AUCTION LIST COMING SOON
Thank you to all our 2021 sponsors whose contributions made the event the success it was.