Friends of the Yampa Hosts 33rd Annual Yampa River Fest June 1-3, 2013, Culminates with Paddling Life Creek Race Mon., June 3 Steamboat Springs, CO: The Friends of the Yampa announces the 33rd Annual Yampa River Festival June 1-3 in Steamboat Springs, Colo., culminating with the Paddling Life Creek Race on Monday, June 1. Designed [...]
Now scheduled for completion in Fall of 2013, the Yampa River Structures Project will: Design. Engineer. Permit. Build. Improve. Maintain. The Yampa River is an iconic symbol of Northwest Colorado. Running wild and free for most of its 250 mile course, from its source in the Flat Tops to majestic confluence with the Green River [...]
Our Big Snow Dance is back this Saturday night and we’d love to see you and your friends come out for our signature fundrasing event. This year we’ve partnered with the Backcountry Ball uniting these two great parties into one big throwdown. Doors open at 7pm at Olympian Hall and we have a solid line [...]
Friends of the Yampa presents CONGO at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Tuesday October 30 at 7:30pm. The movie is free, but a small donation is requested. If you haven’t seen it already, its a must watch as it documents an expedition in Africa into one of the largest rapids in the world. The videography [...]
Thanks to the almost 50 people who came out to help with the Yampa River clean-up! Next clean up is Sept 28th at noon. Show up at Back Door Sports and get ready to walk the river. Hope you can make it! We’ve been doing these clean ups for 25 years now, and we are [...]
The Friends of the Yampa has been chosen, along with the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association, as a beneficiary of the Odell Brewing Charity of the Month. All proceeds from taster tray sales in the tasting room at the brewery will go to benefit both of these Colorado non-profit organizations. We are proud to share [...]
When the 2011 World Rafting Championships wrapped up Monday, Oct. 10, on Costa Rica’s Pacuare River, Steamboat Springs local Sarah Hamilton was there every stroke of the way to help propel her U.S. Teva Women’s Team to a seventh-place overall showing. “We didn’t do as well as we had hoped to, but it was a [...]
The Big Snow Dance The Friends of the Yampa is proud to host our annual family friendly, Big Snow Dance fundraiser on Saturday, November 19th at the Sweetwater Grill (5:30 till close). We invite you to support us in our effort to protect and enhance the environmental and recreational integrity of the Yampa River, its [...]
Craig, CO (October 14, 2011)– The Bureau of Land Management released a Final Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Record of Decision for the Little Snake region that shows a vast improvement from Bush Administration draft plans but continues to prioritize oil and gas development over all other uses. The clean air, outstanding wildlife habitat and free- flowing rivers in northwest Colorado will continue to face threats from oil and gas drilling in the final management plan released today.
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.