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Trek the Thompson

October [email protected]:00 am - 2:00 pm

Big Thompson Watershed Coalition, a local non-profit organization focused on protecting and restoring the Big Thompson watershed for both human and natural communities, is hosting their second Trek the Thompson community event on Saturday, October 8th, 10am – 2pm, at Fairgrounds Park in Loveland, CO.

Trek the Thompson is a FREE family friendly, community event that celebrates the Big Thompson River and helps to educate participants of the many important things the river brings to our communities. Participants will explore the role of the river as an important habitat for wildlife, a recreation area, and a source of clean water, among many other topics.

The event features a variety of activities including hands-on activities for all ages at education stations, a mild 3-mile poker “stroll” along the Big Thompson River for a chance to win locally donated prizes, a silent auction, live music by bands Heart Medicine and Creekbed, and the Fork Yeah! food truck.

The public is invited to stop by at any point during the event, however, registration is required to participate in event activities. Registration can be done before October 8th via the event website or at the event on the day of. Registration comes with a free reusable canvas tote.

Festival sponsors include our title sponsors the City of Loveland and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District as well as many others.

So, what about the prizes? At each of the education stations, attendees will collect a poker card. At the end of their trek, they can choose their best 5-card hand to play. Winning poker hands will receive locally donated prizes from businesses including Scheels, Loveland Laser Tag, Big Thompson Brewery, Breeze Thru, and many more! At the silent auction booth, participants can bid on items including fly rods, guided fishing trips, a stay at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, handmade pottery, Budweiser Event Center tickets, and more.

Visit the event website to register and to learn more about our sponsors and the locally donated prizes.

The proceeds raised at the event will support Big Thompson Watershed Coalition’s continued work in the watershed, which includes wildfire recovery and landowner assistance, river and stream restoration projects, forest management to reduce the risk of future wildfire, as well as education and outreach to the community.



October 8
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Big Thompson Watershed Coalition


Fairgrounds Park, Loveland, CO
700 S Railroad Ave.
Loveland, 80537
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