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5 Ways You Can Help Heal Colorado’s Waterways This Summer
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5 Ways You Can Help Heal Colorado’s Waterways This Summer

5 Ways You Can Help Heal Colorado’s Waterways This Summer

Access to fresh water in the West is a hot topic and often a contentious issue. 


To dam or not to dam? What are reasonable water restrictions? Should water from the Colorado River go to California? And when the hell are you allowed to water your lawn?


There’s a lot up for discussion and, if you’ve lived in the western United States for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard it all. One thing that IS widely agreed upon? Freshwater in the West is a precious resource. 


As humans who drink, recreate on, and rely on said freshwater, it’s our responsibility to be good stewards of the watersheds, rivers, and riparian ecosystems that provide this sparking respite.

Protect Our Rivers Is Fighting The Good Fight to Save Our Waterways. We’re Onboard!

Have you met our friends over at Protect Our Rivers yet? 


If you haven’t, you can learn more about Protect Our Rivers and Project Little Bird here. Protect Our Rivers is our partner nonprofit organization. Just like LavaBox, Protect Our Rivers was “born on the river” and is founded on the drive to safeguard our natural lands and resources. 


(Want to learn more about the crossroads of wildfire prevention and protecting riparian ecosystems? Check out our previous blog post: Wildfires Are Damaging Rivers in Ways You May Never Have Realized.)


By partnering with Protect Our Rivers, we’ve pledged $1 of every LavaBox Portable Campfire sale we make directly to their efforts. Even more so, we like to stick our hands in the mud and get down and dirty. We’re all hands on deck for this cause — pledging our time, service, and commitment to help Protect Our Rivers however possible. 


You’ll find the LavaBox crew at a handful of Protect Our Rivers events and cleanups throughout the summer and fall this year. And you’re invited too! 


POR events aren’t just charity cleanups. They’re a dang good time and a fun way to spend a day meeting your local community, cracking some beers from Odell Brewing Co, and doing GOOD.

 

5 Protect Our Rivers Events to Add to Your Calendar

Local to Colorado? Protect Our Rivers has upcoming events all over the state for you to get your hands dirty and help keep our rivers clean. We’ll be joining in and sponsoring events whenever possible and we hope to see you there.


  • Lake Love Cleanup with Odell Brewing
  • Friday, July 21, 2023, @ 9:30 am 

    Sloans Lake, Denver, Colorado

    This event is coming up soon! Be sure to RSVP ahead of time to save one of the 50 spots available for this community cleanup followed by a complimentary brewski at Odells Sloans Lake — provided by another POR partner, Odell Brewing Co.


    RSVP Here.


  • Poudre River Cleanup
  • Saturday, August 5, 2023

    Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado

    More info to come soon. If you’re interested in this event, follow along here for updates.


  • National Cleanup Day 
  • Saturday, September 16, 2023

    South Platte River, Denver, Colorado

    More info to come soon. If you’re interested in this event, follow along here for updates.


  • National Public Lands Day
  • Saturday, September 23, 2023

    Upper Colorado River, Kremmling, Colorado

    More info to come soon. If you’re interested in this event, follow along here for updates.


  • Cleanup in Costume
  • Saturday, October 28, 2023

    Odell Brewing Sloans Lake, Denver, Colorado

    Part community cleanup, part costume contest!

    More info to come soon. If you’re interested in this event, follow along here for updates.

    June 22, 2023 Marked The First Ever National Protect Our Rivers Day!

    Need another reason to celebrate? This past month, Governor Jared Polis signed a decree to officially deem June 22 National Protect Our Rivers Day! That’s right folks, there’s a new holiday in town. 


    Protect Our Rivers celebrated the first annual National Protect Our Rivers Day by hosting its first river cleanup on Big Thompson River, a tributary of the South Platte River. Keep an eye out for future celebrations and cleanups as we join POR in helping to celebrate our new favorite holiday (that’s also coincidentally our Chief Fire Officer, Josh’s, birthday as well!). 

    Get Involved and Stay in The Loop, Fam!

    Dying to do good in the world? You’re in the right place. Between LavaBox Portable Campfire and Protect Our Rivers, we have all kinds of fun events and opportunities up our sleeve for you to join in and leave a positive impact on the planet. 


    Stay up to date with Protect Our Rivers' latest news and events by joining their email list. head here and click “subscribe”. 


    For everything LavaBox from events to sales, to news and all the sweetest goodies, join the world’s most lit email list here. You get 10% off your entire LavaBox Portable Campfire cart with a special code we’ll send your way after you subscribe.

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