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RiverBank is our biggest event of the year! Over 200 people in our water community come together to celebrate our partnerships and raise funds to restore water to Colorado’s rivers.

We gather each September at the Denver Botanic Gardens for a fun-filled evening of food, drinks, networking, a silent auction, and the presentation of the David Getches Flowing Waters Award.

SAVE THE DATE of Tuesday, September 19th for RiverBank 2023!

The David Getches Flowing Waters Award

The David Getches Flowing Waters Award is presented each year at RiverBank to a person or entity whose contributions to Colorado’s rivers and streams demonstrate some of David Getches’ exemplary characteristics.

David Getches Award Recipients


Our generous sponsors make RiverBank possible!

2023 Gold Sponsors

Brownstein logo
Conscience Bay logo

2023 Silver Sponsors

Breg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti logo
The Drake logo
Colorado River District logo
Harris Kocher Smith
Flywheel Capital logo
Davis Graham & Stubbs logo

2023 Bronze Sponsors

  • BBA Water Consultants
  • Bushong & Holleman, P.C.
  • City of Thornton
  • Hill & Robbins
  • Hydros Consulting
  • Lyons Gaddis
  • Martin & Wood Water Consultants
  • Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison, and Woodruff
  • Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Inc.


Silent Auction Donations

Our renown silent auction raises funds for our work to restore water to Colorado’s rivers. Items include fishing and outdoor gear, river art, and overnight stays in Colorado’s beautiful mountains. If you’d like to give back to your rivers by donating an item to our silent auction, please fill out the below form or contact Dana Hatlelid at dhatlelid@coloradowatertrust.org.

Auction Item Donation Info


Volunteers help make RiverBank possible! They help with set-up, check-in, silent auction, and clean-up. If you’re interested in volunteering for the next RiverBank, contact Dana Hatlelid at dhatlelid@coloradowatertrust.org.

For any questions about RiverBank contact Dana Hatlelid or give us a call at 720-570-2897.