UGRWCD HELPS WITH 4-H CAMP AT GUNNISON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Over two dozen kids from age 8-18 enjoyed the overnight 4-H Camp June 15th and 16th at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds. This year’s camp theme was “Every Drop Counts” and campers got to experience what happens in a watershed when topography, people, or climate change affect the flow of streams and rivers through the hands-on experiential “water trailer.” In addition, campers participated in a variety of workshops, participated in “Ag Olympics,” practiced the art of showmanship and tie dyed t-shirts.
“It was a full two days of activities and I was happy to see so many smiling faces,” said Perri Pelletier, Gunnison County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development. “I think the campers had a lot of fun but also learned what an important resource water is to us all. We are grateful to the Upper Gunnison River District and Gunnison County Electric for helping make this experience possible.”
The Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District’s funding was part of the District’s “Education and Outreach” programming. For more information about the District’s mission, please visit www.ugrwcd.org or call (970)641-6065. For more information about 4-H, please contact Perri Pelletier at (970)641-7630.