6th Annual Moab River Rendezvous

A celebration of rivers, conservation, history and community

November 1, 2014

Moab, Utah


Top 10 Reasons To Come:

10. Meet friends, old and new
9. Expert presentations on natural and cultural history
Dramatic location
6. In town location, an easy walk to evening venues. 
5. Field trips with experts
4. Up-to-date river education
3. Historic river-running films
2. Evening social events
1. Help support conservation projects near Moab


We have already enjoyed our field excursions - see news and photos on the event website http://www.moabriverrendezvous.com





includes all events on Saturday, Nov. 1, afternoon presentations, evening social and Sat evening featured presentation



at STAR HALL; pay at the door


For more information and online registration, visit http://www.moabriverrendezvous.com  

call 435-259-7733 / 1-866-202-1847 (toll-free) or email: info@plateaurestoration.org


Presented by Plateau Restoration as a fund-raiser for conservation projects on the Colorado Plateau



SEE THE EVENT WEBSITE MoabRiverRendezvous.com for

details, including speaker profiles and news of previous events


Presenting: river historian and author, Roy Webb , film-makers , Ian McCluskey and Cody Perry, geologistAndres Aslan, PhD , native fish experts Utah Div. of Wildlife Resources , event organizer, Michael Smith.




Saturday, November 1, 2014

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm             Afternoon of expert presentations

- Native Fishes of the Colorado River, with Chris Michaud and colleagues from Utah Div Wildlife Resources.  DWR will bring their "shocking" research boat for participants to view up close.

- Geologic history of Westwater Canyon and its relationship to Unaweep Canyon of the Uncompahgre Plateau - Prof. Andres Aslan of Colorado Mesa Univ.  Westwater Canyon is a spectacular canyon carved by the Colorado River upstream of Moab, UT.   An important but poorly known aspect of the canyon’s history is the exact timing of its formation.  This presentation discusses newly discovered ancient Colorado River gravels at Big Hole that are perched 190 m above the modern river.  Although these ancient gravels have not been age dated directly,  new information on the origins of nearby Unaweep Canyon suggest that Westwater Canyon has formed during the past ~1 million years.

- Cataract boat on display; chat with boat builder, Marc Tittle, and view plans

- Warm Springs Rapid - Cody Perry of "Rig to Flip" and river historian, Roy Webb, with historic photos, a documentary film and presentation on the evolution of Warm Springs Rapid on the Yampa River, the most difficult rapid in Dinosaur Natl. Monument, which has seen significant change over the last 50 years.    Link to a trailer of the film: http://vimeo.com/110102000.  
SINGLE PRESENTATION:   $5  at the door
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm        Evening Social with presenters and film makers

Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.  For full-day participants and Plateau Restoration members, to be held at a nearby restaurant.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm         Historic River Film Festival
                                           “Les Voyageurs Sans Trace”   - Ian McCluskey
Highlight of this year's event is a rough cut screening of a film about the 1938 trip by French kayakers Antoine DeSeynes and Bernard and Genevieve DeColmont from Wyoming to Lee's Ferry, plus presentation by filmmaker, Ian McCluskey on the making of the film.  Learn more about the project
Held at the historic Star Hall, 159 East Center St., downtown Moab 

 THIS EVENING EVENT ONLY:   $5  at the door.


Presented by Plateau Restoration as a fund-raiser for conservation projects on the Colorado Plateau