Paria River Natural History Association

paria narrows with people southern utah PARIA RIVER NHAThe Mission of the Paria River Natural History Association is to foster appreciation for the natural, anthropological, historical and cultural resources of the Paria River, Paria Canyon Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument region by promoting the scientific, educational, historical, artistic, recreational and interpretive activities of the area.

  • To impart stewardship of the sensitive natural environment.
  • To foster pride of our own heritage and lifestyles.
  • To provide employment and opportunities for local citizens to support these aspects

The Paria River Natural History Association is a non-profit organization that provides an outlet for local talent such as musicians, Native Dancers, and programs.  Speakers on local history, Geology, and Paleontology are also organized through the Natural History Association.  The Paria River Natural History Association has received grant funding in the past from  the Utah Arts Council, The Utah Humanities Council, Kane County Travel Council, and Wal-Mart.  Spring and Fall Music Festivals call Riverfest are held each year the first weekends of May and October.  Riverfest is an all-ages open mike musical celebration sponsored by the Natural History Association .  Everyone is welcome.

To join the P.R.N.H.A. and receive our quarterly newsletter, mail $15 for an individual / $25 family to:

Box 410075
Big Water, UT 84741

Music Festivals