Cocktails for the Colorado

FROM THE COUCH! CRA invites you to an evening of FUNdraising that will make a positive impact for our state's greatest natural resource, the Texas Colorado River. For the first time ever, we will be delivering this special event as a live-streamed experience, giving you the opportunity to make a difference from the comfort and safety of your own couch or where ever or in the world you might be!

September 24th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Live-Streamed Online






Cocktails for the Colorado is our largest and most important annual fundraiser. Join CRA and Event Chair, David L. Roche, at 6:30 PM for an online cocktail reception followed by the program from 7:00-8:00 PM. We will honor our 2020 River Hero, Tim Timmerman and give special recognition to John Lay, both for their commitment to protecting our beloved river. You'll also hear from special guests, participate in an online & LIVE auction, and learn more about CRA’s mission and impact.

Because of its importance to our state’s economy, our environment, our industry, our agriculture, and especially our lives as Texans, the Texas Colorado River is truly the lifeblood of our state. It is also the lifeblood of Austin’s $150B economy, which provides recreational and social environment envied throughout the nation. As we watch the effects of the recent pandemic on our mental health due to isolation, it becomes overwhelmingly apparent just how important our natural water resources are to our well-being and everyday lives as humans. In order to maintain this precious resource for future generations to use and enjoy, we must educate today’s youth on its importance and take action by keeping it clean and flowing.

*Registration sponsored by First National Bank of Bastrop

Colorado River Alliance

At the Colorado River Alliance, we believe that a healthy, flowing river is imperative to the well-being of our communities and our state. Our mission is to champion the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement. We dedicate resources, time, and energy to educating Texans about how the Texas Colorado River supports us and how, in turn, we can ensure the longevity of its health. Since 1994, the Alliance has been connecting kids to the river, teaching them about natural resources, and helping to nurture a generation of water stewards and ambassadors.