Last week, Clint Crookshanks - the event manager for the 8 River Rodeo fishing competition - stopped by the Colorado TU offices to pass along a $1000 contribution from the event proceeds to help support conservation of Colorado rivers. The 8 River Rodeo is a unique event that takes teams of two anglers across eight rivers in two basins over two days. Each team member must catch at least one fish from each of four rivers in the Colorado basin on day one - the Colorado, Crystal, Fryingpan, and Roaring Fork - and then one fish from each of four rivers in the Gunnison basin on day two - the East, Gunnison, Taylor, and Spring Creek. Teams that catch the required fish from each site qualify for prizes, with first place going to the team with the most total inches among their 16 fish. Participants get to enjoy an intense two days fishing eight great rivers across central Colorado, followed by a Sunday barbecue and award presentation in Almont. It takes place the final weekend in July. For more information on the 8 River Rodeo, click here to visit their website.
Net proceeds from the event are donated to support charity - this year, they contributed to Colorado TU as well as an additional $1000 to Project Healing Waters. A big thank you to Clint and all the participants in the 8 River Rodeo for their support!