Bears Ears: What lies ahead?
Celebrate Cedar Mesa is our annual gathering for people who care about the greater Cedar Mesa area and all of the fantastic public lands in San Juan County. This year’s event will be a true celebration with the recent designation of the Bears Ears National Monument! Join us for a weekend of fun, including a keynote by author Craig Childs.
This year’s weekend is presented by Osprey Packs.
Friday, March 3, 2017
10:00AM – 4:00PM: Service Projects – FULL
Registration for service projects is now full.
7:00PM – 9:00PM: Fireside Readings Co-hosted by Torrey House Press – Calf Canyon
Fireside Readings Details
Location: Calf Canyon
Fireside Readings in Calf Canyon will be co-hosted by Torrey House Press with guest speakers Jacqueline Keeler, editor of Edge of Morning and contributors Faith Spotted Eagle, Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, and Lyle Balenquah. Warm beverages will be served. Please bring warm clothes and a camping chair, if possible.
Registration is not required for this free event.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:30AM – 5PM: Main Friends Gathering with keynote by Craig Childs, presentations, slideshows, research updates and more – FULL
- View draft agenda here
- Registration for Saturday events is now full. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you next year!
- Sorry but furry friends (except service animals) are not allowed in the Community Center.
Friends Gathering Details
The Saturday program is the “main event” of our Celebrate Cedar Mesa weekend. You’ll hear a keynote presentation by author Craig Childs, updates on policy and research, see slideshows, and join in engaging conversation about key issues facing the area.
- A scrumptious lunch
- Taco bar dinner
- Admittance to “After Party,” with live music by Wake Up Laughing.
All registrants will be entered to win some fabulous door prizes provided by Osprey Packs, Patagonia, Black Diamond Equipment & The North Face.
6:00PM – 7:30PM: Potluck taco bar dinner at the Community Center
Out of town guests are encouraged to bring a dessert to share!
8:00PM – 10:00PM: After Party, with live music by Wake Up Laughing at Rusticks Gallery
After Party & Band Details
Location: Rusticks Gallery
Wake Up Laughing is a dynamic three-piece band out of SW Colorado. They bring an eclectic mix of originals with mindful lyrics and old-school covers with their own funky twists and turns. Their live shows are high energy with lots of smiling and laughter. Bring your dancing shoes and have a good time! Free entrance for all Gathering Registrants only.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
9:00AM Free Organized/Guided Hikes
Organized Hiking Registration and Details
Location: Meet at Bluff Community Center to carpool
Click here to learn about hikes and register.
Workshop Registration and Details
FCM is hosting several engaging workshops with specialists. Registration costs range from $0 – $30. Group limits mean workshops will fill up quickly so register today!
- Ancestral Puebloan Replica Pottery painting & firing
- Pottery Identification
- Pottery Tally in-field workshop
Lodging & Camping –
If you are looking for a place to stay, BluffUtah.org has great ideas of local hotels. FCM has a reserved Group Campsite B at Sand Island Campground and there are a couple of spots left. Please email Amanda if you would like to reserve a spot there.