Windsor’s 5th Annual Poudre Pour Celebrates the Wonder and Benefits of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area
The fifth annual Poudre Pour kicked off Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Windsor History Museum with more than 16 northern Colorado brews, food trucks, vendor and organization booths, live entertainment, games and more.
“La Poudre Pour is a gathering and celebration of the Poudre River and an opportunity to bring our community together and have music and fun and of course learn more about the Poudre,” said Julie Kallenberger, member of the board of directors of the Poudre Heritage Alliance.
Proceeds from the annual event go to the Poudre Heritage Alliance to support programs run by the organization as well as to educate and engage people on the benefits, importance of preservation and stewardship of the area of the national heritage.
Karen Uyeda of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies was on hand to brief guests on what the organization is doing to promote and protect the area’s native birds, as well as how clean water plays a huge role in bird survival.
“We help connect people, birds and nature. We do this with education, research and stewardship,” Uyeda said. “For many birds, their habitat is water, and Powder provides plenty of water for many species. Everything needs clean water.
The event was made possible with the support of the City of Windsor, Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Windsor Museums and various local businesses, organizations and community members such as Northern Engineering , iHeartMedia, the Colorado Water Center and Scheels.
The breweries present this year were High Hops Brewery; Snowbank Brewery; Horse & Dragon Brewing Company; TightKnit Brewing Co.; Zwei Brewery; SweetWater Brewery; Knuckle Puck Brewing; Mount Hard Cider Co.; Mash lab brew; WeldWerks Brewery; G5 Brewery; SkyBear Brewery; Timnath Beer Werks; Object Brewery and Cellars; Green Earth Brewing Company; and Odell Brewing Co.
Food trucks, including Steamy Weiners and Mom’s Popcorn, kept customers from scolding by offering sweet and savory treats.
The event also included activities such as museum visits, fire truck rides, storytelling and games.
To learn more about the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area and the Poudre Heritage Alliance, visit www.poudreheritage.org.