2014 UPDATE: In early June 2014 we successfully organized our Yampa River Awareness Project (v.2014) with 25 participants from a wide range or water related organizations and river based advocacy groups. Once again we partnered with Don Hatch River Expeditions and the O.A.R.S. Family of Companies, along with American Rivers. This year we focused on “Next Steps” in protecting the Yampa River and where the idea of preserving the Yampa’s flows fits into the Governor’s Water Plan.
We were blessed to have a myriad of opinions, ideas and concerns that drove our riverside conversations while inspiring the group to work hard at educating and documenting the Yampa’s incredible attributes.
We also wish to thank Jack Dysart from Steamboat Springs and Dan Birch from the Colorado River District for helping with a Yampa River fly over in their plans the day before this event. Thanks you guys for your generosity and time in making the fly over happen.
Affiliations who participated in our June 2014 YRAP float:
- O.A.R.S. Family of Companies
- American Rivers
- Dinosaur National Monument
- The Nature Conservancy
- Colorado Water Turst
- Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District
- The Wilderness Society
- Colorado River District
- Friends of the Yampa
- Yampa River System Legacy Project
- Conservation Colorado
- Colorado Mountain College
- Colorado Foundation for Water Education
- Rig To Flip
- National Young Farmers’ Coalition
- Western Resource Advocates
- Paddling LIfe Magazine