July 9th – Yampa River Cleanup

Come Celebrate and Clean Up the Yampa River The national river conservation organization American Rivers has joined Friends of the Yampa, the City of Steamboat Springs,the CAN’d Aid Foundation, local citizens in NW Colorado and the Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Parrotheads for a river-wide cleanup of the Yampa River on July 9th, 2016. See flyer […]

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2015 Yampa Valley Community Foundation Grant

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 […]

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Colorado’s Yampa River

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, […]

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2016 River Fest To Be Held June 3-5!

Mark your calendars for a rip-roaring good time. The dates for the 2016 Yampa River Festival have been set for Fri., June 3, – Sun., June 5, the same weekend as the Steamboat Marathon. This years marks the 36th annual event for the Yampa River Festival.  This year’s dates are strategically positioned after CKS Padsdlefest […]

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Steamboat Leadership Partnership

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 […]

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Return of the River – 6/3/15 – 7:00 PM

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 […]

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Yampa River – Street View – Google Maps RESPECTS

  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 […]

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2014 Yampa River Awareness Project (June 5-9)

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 […]

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33rd Annual Yampa River Fest – June 1-3, 2013

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 […]

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Yampa River Structures Project

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 […]

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FOY’s Annual Fundraiser – Saturday Nov. 19, 2011

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 […]

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