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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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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Big Snow Dance

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 […]

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CONGO: The Grand Inga Project

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 […]

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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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August Update – River Clean Up, Important Dates and Updates

Dates to remember: This Monday, August 22 from 9:00 am – 12:00 we are hosting our first RIVER CLEAN UP of the season. All Friends are invited to help in picking up after a busy season on the river. The Yampain town will be our focus. Meet at Backdoor Sports. Wear adequate river shoes and […]

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FOY Board Members Float 52 Miles of Possible Wild & Scenic Stretch

Kicking off the record-setting runoff season on the Yampa, Friends of the Yampa participated in a familiarization float on the Little Yampa, Duffy and Juniper canyon sections of the Yampa May 13-15, to study and discuss the section’s recently approved eligibility for Wild & Scenic status. “It was a great way to see that section […]

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2011 Yampa River Festival

It’s been a wetter than normal spring in the Rockies, and that’s just wetting people’s appetite for the 31st Annual Yampa River Fesitval and sixth annual Paddling Life Invitational on May 26-30 on the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Come on down and take part in the action, whether it’s joining in the downriver […]

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Wild and Free Flowing or Diverted and Dewatered?

CONTACT: Kent Vertrees Email: kent@steamboatpowdercats.com March 16, 2011 Wild and Free Flowing or Diverted and Dewatered? A Familiarization Trip about Colorado’s Yampa River Steamboat Springs, CO (March 16, 2011): The 270-mile Yampa River in northwest Colorado is the last remaining major free flowing river in the seven state Colorado River basin. Friends of the Yampa […]

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Saturday November 20th – the Big Snow Dance!

Big Snow Dance: We’re holding a family themed Snow Dance and silent auction on Nov. 20 at Sweetwater Grill from 5 p.m. till the cows come home. Enjoy a pasta dinner, games of chance, a silent auction, ski movies and raucous dancing to Missed the Boat. We need donations valued at $100 or more, so […]

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Yampa River Festival and Paddling Life Pro Invitational 2010

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Yampa River Festival. In 2008, we combined our efforts with the Paddling Life Pro Invitational and today we are gearing up for the best River Fest to date. Here are is an outline of this years festivities. We encourage everyone who is in Steamboat during the Memorial […]

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