Wide-brimmed hats, Chacos and keen interest in water stewardship abounded Sunday on the Colorado River in Fruita.

Nearly 20 participants — mostly volunteers who turned out over the weekend to help with Earth Day restoration efforts at the Grand Valley Audubon Nature Preserve — piled into rafts Sunday morning in Fruita for a "floating talk" about the state of water conservation and management in Colorado led by Abby Burk, manager of the Audubon Rockies' Western Rivers program.