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2016 Rocky Mountain River Celebration with John Fielder at Dickens Opera House in Longmont Colorado

The 4th Annual Rocky Mountain River Celebration is a non-profit sponsored annual event hosted in solidarity with the International Day of Action for Rivers.

The event features speakers, short films, and music focused on raising public awareness of river, stream and water-use issues both in Colorado and worldwide. This year, all proceeds and fundraising from the event will go toward the Boulder County & Colorado River Legal Defense Fund - currently accruing funds for legal action to stop Denver Water's proposed Moffat/Gross project (which would be the largest construction project in Boulder County history and drain the Fraser River, if allowed to proceed).  Here you can see an Overview of Moffat/Gross and the Top 10 Fatal Flaws with Moffat/Gross.

The 4th annual Rocky Mountain River Celebration will be at Dickens Opera House in Longmont, CO and will feature a keynote multi-media performance by celebrity photographer John Fielder.  This year’s lineup will also feature Timmy O'Neill as emcee, Gabrielle Louise for musical entertainment, a handful of award-winning river-centric short films, and several speakers on western water issues.


Presenting Organizations:

logo-theenvironmentalgroupThe Environmental Group of Colorado (TEG) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to actively deal with current and future environmental issues that affect our community and that of the world around us.  For 5 years, TEG’s Citizens for Sustainable Water Management (CSWM) project has focused on raising public awareness with regard to the numerous proposed water supply projects along Colorado’s Front Range.  TEG presented the Rocky Mountain River Celebration in 2013, 2014, 2015, and will be doing so again this year.

logo-savethecoloradoSave The Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries from the source to the sea. Save The Colorado focuses on fighting irresponsible water projects, supporting alternatives to proposed dams and diversions, fighting and adapting to climate change, supporting river and fish species restoration, and removing deadbeat dams. Save The Colorado has thousands of supporters throughout the Southwest U.S. from Denver to Los Angeles and beyond.

John Fielder

Colorado's Premier Photographer

pic-John FielderJohn Fielder is a nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and environmentalist. He is the photographer of more than 40 coffee table, guide, and children’s books, all about Colorado. He might be best known for creating Colorado’s best-selling book ever, Colorado: 1870 – 2000, which juxtaposes historic photographer William Henry Jackson’s images of the 19th-century landscape with those of today.

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award, the University of Denver’s Daniel L. Ritchie Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Colorado. He was an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues.

He lives in Summit County, Colorado, and operates a fine art gallery, John Fielder’s Colorado, in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. He teaches photography workshops to adults and children.

Selected Awards:

Daniel L. Ritchie Award for Ethical Behavior and Social Responsibility (University of Denver, 1992) Colorado Conservation Award (Colorado Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, 1992) Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography (Sierra Club, 1993) Rocky Mountain National Park Stewardship Award (Rocky Mountain National Park, 1995) Cranmer Award (Colorado Open Lands, 1997) Humanitarian Award (National Recreation and Parks Association, 1998) Distinguished Service Award (University of Colorado, 2000) Rebel with a Cause (Colorado Environmental Coalition, 2007) Lifetime Achievement Award (Colorado Film Commission, 2007) Aldo Leopold Foundation (first ever Achievement Award by that organization, 2011)

Gabrielle Louise

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She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve."
-- David McGee,, Rolling Stone, Pro Sound News, Spin,

"...there is more to Gabrielle Louise than her musicianship and talent. [She is] a staunch advocate of environmental responsibility...I find encouragement in a commitment like this."
-- Willie Nelson's Peace Research Institute

"Gabrielle Louise sings and writes songs on the highest plane. Her lyrics are poetic and her singing is nothing short of amazing!”
-- Country star Michael Martin Murphey

Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song.

Gabrielle Louise's music is anchored deeply in folk, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a random musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next moment a smoky jazz chanteuse.

Gabrielle has been entrusted to open for, or has shared the stage with, greats such as Richie Havens, Patty Larkin, Eliza Gilkyson, and Guy Clark.



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