Over 130 Volunteers Help “Respect the Yampa”

Thank you to all who came out July 9th for our annual Yampa River clean up. A big shout out to our partners City of Steamboat Springs – Government Colorado Group Realty Soda Creek Pizza Mountain Tap Brewery Yampatika Steamboat Springs Backdoor Sports Ltd of Steamboat Springs Yampa River State Park NW Colorado Parrot Head Club

Here is our tally: 135 volunteers. 3 locations. Around 35 miles of river cleaned. Multiple partners.

In Steamboat alone we had 90 volunteers who picked up:

420 – Empty aluminum cans
250 – Food wrappers
228 – Golf balls
221 – Cigarette butts
161 – Plastic bags
139 – Water bottles
71 – Flip flops
51 – Shirts
46 – Glass bottles
41 – Cups
37 – Napkins
35 – Random metal pieces
38 – Sunglasses
37 – Rope
34 – Bottle Caps
31 – Tissues
29 – Spent shotgun shells
24 – Hats
22 – 4th of July bike streamers
19 – Cigarette cartons
11 – Tennis balls
10 – Railroad ties
10 – Fastening straps
9 – Lighter
8 – Full aluminum cans
8 – Empty vodka bottle
8 – Water shoe
7 – Fishing lures
7 – Drinking straws
7 – Inner tubes
7 – Towels
6 – Beer bottles full
6 – Balloon
5 – Fishing line
5 – Barbed wire
5 – Chewing tobacco containers
4 – Full bag of dog poop
4 – Plastic togo box
3 – Socks
3 – Metal cooking pots
3 – Dog chewy toy
3 – Shoe laces
3 – Metal T-pole
3 – PVC pipe
3 – Coozie
2 – Shorts
2 – Flip phone
2 – Bungee cords
2 – Metal sign
2 – Bottle rockets
2 – Boys undies
2 – Used condoms
2 – Surveyor sticks
2 – Fishing worm container
2 – Cardboard from paper towels
2 – Dog balls
2 – Fence post
2 – Ipod speakers
2 – River knife
1 – Car bumper
1 – Broken kayak paddle blade
1 – Fishing pole
1 – Frisbee
1 – Unspent shotgun shells
1 – Peach
1 – Apple
1 – Orange
1 – Storm window
1 – Broom Handle
1 – Action figure
1 – Wine bottle
1 – Chewy peanut candy bar
1 – Fishing bobber
1 – Orange traffic cone
1 – Spray paint can
1 – Large metal grate
1 – Giant plastic table cloth
1 – Ladies undies
1 – IPhone
1 – Watermelon
1 – GoPro
1 – Wedding ring
1 – 55 gallon drum
1 – Giant sun umbrella
1 – Metal sign pole
1 – Credit card
1 – Plastic tarps
1 – Chaco sandal
1 – Van sneakers
1 – Democrat picket sign
1 – Canoe
1 – Ear bud
1 – Small pink plastic shovel
1 – Leatherman tool
1 – 3/4 full vodka bottle
1 – Garden hose
1 – Sex wax board wax
1 – Walkie talkie
1 – Power Turtle
1 – Sun screen
1 – Coffee creamer jug
1 – Gallon milk jug
1 – Banana style bicycle seat
1 – Cam strap
1 – Heart shaped sitting stool
1 – Metal stove pipe
1 – Sanitary napkin
1 – Dog collar
1 – River throw bag
1 – Long John bottoms
1 – Chapstick

Thanks again and Respect the Yampa! If you want to be involved with clean up and other volunteer efforts, please sign up for our online newsletter HERE so we can keep you informed of our upcoming events. At our next ‘Beers With the Board’ event, we would like to have a discussion about the tubing and how we can better combat the negative effects of this popular activity.

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