ONLINE SILENT AUCTION OPENS NOV 14TH! CHECK BACK FOR LINK & DETAILS. Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Big Snow Dance, is just around the corner. This year we are teaming up with Sake2U in downtown Steamboat to bring you our annual Friends of the Yampa party. Come down to 609 South Yampa on […]
The Friends of the Yampa is proud to announce that the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, as part of their 2015 grant cycle has awarded us with a $5,000 grant as seed money for a Craig Diversion Park project on the Yampa River in Craig, Colorado. We will be working in partnership with our river friends from […]
The Friends of the Yampa are proud to have been involved with John Fielder and Patrick Tierney in their effort to make the most complete Yampa River book to date: Colorado’s Yampa River – Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green. This 172 page, large format hardcover book with 150 scenic, historical, […]
We are proud to officially announce our 2015 Yampa River Festival calendar of events. This will be the 35th annual event for the Yampa River Festival. The main events will be Saturday the 30th of May. Check out calendar below for more specific details about the Yampa River Festival. Keep in mind there is a Water […]
We are proud to announce our 2015 partnership with the generous folks at Steamboat Leadership. Thier efforts to promote Catch the Drift are a perfect fit with our mission. Check out the below article from the Steamboat Pilot to get a detailed idea on the plans. Also check out the webpages under the new Catch the […]
FOY is please to partner with the Bud Werner Memorial Library to present a free film in honor of the 35th Annual Yampa River Festival which takes place May 29-31, 2015 in Steamboat Spring. A film about the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States, and the extraordinary effort to restore […]
Google Maps in cooperation with American Rivers, O.A.R.S and the Friends of the Yampa, floated the Yampa Canyon thru Dinosaur National Monument in June of 2015 with the Google Street View Trekker camera. As part of our Yampa River Awareness Project, it was our pleasure to help host this event and bring this technology […]
Warm Springs Rapid is one of the West’s classic whitewater experiences. Located in the deep canyons of Dinosaur National Monument on the Yampa River, the rapid is both feared and loved. Nearly 50 years ago, heavy rain produced a large debris flow that burst from side canyons and into the river creating what we know […]
Pro paddler Bren Orton, European Junior Freestyle champion and Bronze Medalist at the Worlds, reflects on his time in Steamboat Springs for the 2014 Yampa River Festival. He called it one of his favorite events to date, and we have to agree. View the full article HERE!
Friends of the Yampa strives to protect and enhance the environmental and recreational integrity of the Yampa River, its basin, and its tributaries through stewardship, advocacy, partnerships, and education.