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Please join us in Silverton for a full day of family friendly festivities!

9 AM - 12 PM: Workshops, Tours and Service Projects leaving from MSI’s Mountain Discovery Center, 114 E 12th Street. Lunch provided for free. See tour descriptions below
• Ophir Fen Restoration Project  •Wacky Water Bugs for Kids •Animas Forks History Tour • Bonita Peak Mining District Tour). Please register in advance - free

1 - 2:30 PM: Champagne & Cupcake Reception at MSI's Mountain Discovery Center, 114 E 12th Street.

3 - 4:00 PM: Celebration and Appreciation of MSI's Past, Present, and Future at the Southern Pacific, Wyman Hotel, corner of 14th and Greene Streets.

4 PM & ON: Party! Live music from Liver Down the River, Appetizer Buffet ($20), and Cash Bar at the Southern Pacific Courtyard, Wyman Hotel 14th & Greene.

Free camping available at Memorial Park on Friday and Saturday nights.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us, for all or part of the festivities!

For more information email info@mountainstudies.org or call 970-387-5161.

Bonita Peak Mining District Hydrology Tour -  Learn about MSI's hydrologic monitoring of the seeps, springs, and draining mines in this complex geologic area. MSI and our partners are working to shed light on the groundwater and surface water interactions that contribute to acid mine drainage in the watershed.

Animas Forks Historic Tour - Take a historic tour to Animas Forks Town Site, where MSI helped BLM and San Juan County Historical Society restore 9 of the 10 buildings.

Fish and Bugs Tell it All - Explore the aquatic life beneath the waters of Cunningham Creek. Aquatic ecology-- the bugs and fish-- tell the tale of water quality in the Upper Animas Basin, and wacky water bugs are fun for kids and adults!

Ophir Pass Wetland Restoration Project - Collect native seeds to germinate in a nursery and plant next year in this wetland restoration effort. MSI collaborates with USFS and Durango Mountain Land to restore this 10,000-year-old wetland.

* Please come prepared for inclement weather, bring a rain coat, and wear sturdy footwear. The Fish-bugs and Ophir Pass Wetland participants should bring river shoes, waterproof boots, or old shoes that can get wet.

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