It's an every year kind of event

The Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala is the largest celebration of Colorado’s rivers and world-class fishing opportunities. In 2019, over 350 guests helped to raise over $90,000 for Colorado TU’s conservation efforts throughout the state. Funds from the River Stewardship Gala go towards CTU’s work in youth education, protecting statewide instream flows and temperature, reintroducing and protecting native trout, and preserving and restoring the state’s fisheries and their watersheds.

Colorado TU will be honoring Jeff Shoemaker with the 2020 River Stewardship Award. As Executive Director of the Greenway Foundation, Jeff Shoemaker has led a true revival of Denver’s urban rivers. From promoting parks and responsible development along greenways, to raising funds for a Chatfield environmental pool to benefit South Platte stream flows, to developing education programs that engage thousands of Denver kids every year, the Greenway Foundation under Shoemaker’s leadership has embodied the concept of river stewardship for an urban community.

As a special addition to the 2020 Gala, we will host Hank Patterson, fly fishing guide and entertainer. Hank will be joining us for the evening and close things out at the end of the night with a hilarious presentation! Don't miss the best event of the year for river and angling enthusiasts! We expect to sell out again this year so buy your tickets today or sponsor a table and bring your friends. Join us at the Gala and support our work for healthy rivers and fish in Colorado! Purchase your tickets here or by emailing

2019 Sponsors


River Guardian


River Steward

Silver Trout Foundation


River Defender


 2013 JUL 21: A look into the Hermosa Watershed Protection Action of 2013.

The annual Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala is held each March at Mile High Station in Denver. The evening features a delicious meal, complimentary beer and wine, and extensive live and silent auctions. This has become a must-attend event for river and angling enthusiasts!   

Pictured, William K. Reilly, recipient of the 2019 River Stewardship Award.

Pictured, William K. Reilly, recipient of the 2019 River Stewardship Award.

2019 Auction Donors

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