May 4 – Sand Creek Benefit with John Fielder

March 15, 2018

Join us on Friday, May 4 for a presentation and book signing/sales event with John Fielder, Colorado’s scenic photographer and public land advocate, a benefit for our nonprofit Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership.

Fielder’s presentation covers his incredible 2017 journey rafting Colorado’s and Utah’s entire 165 miles of the Dolores River Canyon. Includes images, video, stories of life on and off the river, and beautiful music.

John Fielder’s books and calendars will be on sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit our Greenway; and silent auction items will be available for bids. We invite you to bring your checkbooks and credit cards for purchases to support our mission. THANK YOU!

The evening will include performances by the Aurora Symphony Woodwind Trio, with pieces by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and classical and baroque music.

Join us at The CUBE, 8371 Northfield, Denver. The doors will open at 5:45 with the silent auction open for bid.  John Fielder’s book sales and signings will take place throughout the evening. At 7, John’s presentation begins.

This event will support our nonprofit mission of preserving and protecting our 14 mile Greenway through Aurora, Denver and Commerce City: habitat restoration and trail construction, such as wayfinding and mapping support; environmental education and building good stewards of the land; promotion of nature viewing and active, healthy use of our trail and community.

Tickets are $25, and can be purchased from our board members and staff, or online through Eventbrite. Call 303-468-3263 for more information and to purchase event tickets.

We are grateful for the generosity of John Fielder and our sponsors who are making this event possible.

Our Signature Sponsor for this event is Suncor.




Mortenson is a Stewardship Sponsor of this event.



Program sponsors include Stapleton MCA, and Tom and Carol Tobiassen, Charles and Susan Bayley, and Bob and Teresa LeGare.

Appetizers are donated by La Sandia Cantina & Tequila Bar in Northfield. Refreshments provided by Beyond the Mountain Brewery in Gunbarrel, CO








About the Presentation–Explore Colorado’s Dolores River with John Fielder

If you’ve ever wanted to boat the “whole” Dolores 165 miles from McPhee Reservoir to Dewey Bridge on the Colorado River in Utah but couldn’t, here’s your chance to see the whole thing through the photography and video of Colorado’s favorite photographer, John Fielder. “River of Our Lady of Sorrows” was explored and possibly named by Juan Maria Antonio Rivera during an 1765 expedition from Santa Fe. It carves canyons second only to the Grand Canyon in North America and is infrequently boated because of unpredictable water flows.

Boatable in 2017 for the first time since 2011, Fielder negotiated, among others, the Dolores class IV rapids of Snaggletooth, Stateline, and Rockslide on a single boat trip with 3 other people. Hear his stories of “death, dismemberment and destruction” as he and his boat mates survive a few of the captain’s mistakes! See photographs of canyons and side canyons you’ve only heard about, all backed by beautiful music and stories of heavy drinking and eating and poor boat preparation.

All of John’s popular Colorado books will be available for purchase and signing.

About John Fielder

John Fielder is a nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and environmentalist. He is the photographer of more than 40 coffee table, guide, and children’s books, all about Colorado. He might be best known for creating Colorado’s best-selling book ever, Colorado: 1870 – 2000, which juxtaposes historic photographer William Henry Jackson’s images of the 19th-century landscape with those of today.

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award, the University of Denver’s Daniel L. Ritchie Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Colorado. He was an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues.

He lives in Summit County, Colorado, and operates a fine art gallery, John Fielder’s Colorado, in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. He teaches photography workshops to adults and children.


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Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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