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March 2024 River Notes


Today's Snow is Tomorrow's Water


Marble Charter School students spent the day with RFC educators to learn about the science of snow. 

Middle school students strapped on their snowshoes and became snow scientists for the day. RFC educators brought students to McClure Pass to learn how to calculate how much water is in the snowpack by digging snow pits, taking measurements with a snow tube, and melting different layers of snow.

Students in grades 2-5 participated in a snow crystal study, learning how snow forms, and observing different types of snow crystals using field microscopes. They even created a class size human snow crystal!

Students also studied wild animal tracks and learned how animals use snow to survive in the winter by designing and building dens in the snow. These dens act as insulators against cold winter nights and predators.



March 22 Buttermilk Uphill Breakfast Club

Join Roaring Fork Conservancy staff and River Stewards for Friday Morning Uphill Breakfast Club - 8:45am to 10am!

Grab your friends to hike or skin up to the Cliffhouse restaurant for breakfast at the top of Buttermilk! A delicious discounted breakfast will be available for purchase with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, an oatmeal and yogurt station featuring a toppings bar filled with healthy add-ons, or try the signature Cliffhouse breakfast of fried rice with a farm egg or thick-cut French toast with crisp bacon. Yum!


As you hike up, keep an eye out for Watershed Trivia along the way and RFC giveaways at the top!


**Please note that an Uphill Pass is required to uphill on Aspen Snowmass Ski Areas. Learn more about Uphill Policy here. **




Registration opens on March 18!   Get all the details HERE.








2023 Annual Report

RFC's 2023 Annual Report is now available for review at










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Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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