RiverBank 2020

Thank you for an awesome RiverBank 2020! 

  September 16 – 22, 2020   Congratulations to Colorado Water Trust’s 2020 recipient of the David Getches Flowing Waters Award, Nancy Smith and The Nature Conservancy!   Nancy led a diverse group of local stakeholders in the Yampa River basin in the creation of the Yampa River Fund – an innovative new funding mechanism that launched in 2019 and will support boosted flows and the ecological health of the Yampa River for generations to come. We honor Nancy’s incredible creativity, tenacity, and ability to bring people together in support of a common goal; protecting the river they love.

Schedule of events

  Entire week:
  • Silent Auction featuring fun local trips, outdoor gear, and much more!
  • Drawing competition for a grand prize of a Tundra 65 Yeti Hard Cooler (see details and instructions on how to enter below)
  • RiverBank Olympics on Facebook for exciting prizes
  September 16th, 7:00pm Welcome Reception videos launch with the State of the Organization & Instructions For Virtual RiverBank   September 17th, 7:00-8:00pm VIP Sponsor Beer Tasting Activity (for Sponsors, Flowing Waters Partners, and Tributaries)   September 21st, 7:00-8:00pm Q&A with Colorado Water Trust Team on our new White Paper on water sharing tools (click here to read the White Paper) Registrants for RiverBank will receive an invitation via email.   September 22nd, 7:00pm David Getches Award Ceremony on the Yampa River honoring Nancy Smith and The Nature Conservancy for the creation of the Yampa River Fund   September 22nd, 8:00pm End of Silent Auction, Drawing, Winners Announcements, & Closing Ceremony

Thank you for a great RiverBank Olympics 2020! See you next year!

  Join us for a fun week of activities for our community!


Our generous sponsors make RiverBank possible. If your company is interested in sponsoring RiverBank in 2020, please contact Dana Dallavalle for information.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors Midfirst Bank | Somach Simmons & Dunn | City of Thornton | Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District | Holland & Hart | Bishop-Brogden Associates | Carlson, Hammond & Paddock | Lyons Gaddis | Porzak Browning & Bushong | The Nature Conservancy | Wilson Water Group | Coalition to Keep Durango Rowdy | Former Board Member Ruth Wright | Colorado Parks and Wildlife | Holsinger Law, LLC

Silent Auction Donations

Thank you to everyone who has donated items this year so far! Our awesome silent auction raises funds for our work to restore flows to Colorado’s rivers.