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River Clean-up

July 8, 2017

Third Annual Post-July 4th Yampa River Clean Up

Contact: Kent Vertrees, Friends of the Yampa, 970-879-5188, cell: 970-846-7933; Robert Schenck, Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads, 970-456-8761, Jacob Brey, Yampa River State Park, 970-276-2062.

The Friends of the Yampa and the Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Parrotheads are organizing their annual river clean up this coming Saturday, July 8th, 2017.

This event is an annual “river-wide” clean up that engages volunteers to give back to the Yampa River and to remind us all to respect the Yampa by keeping it clean and trash free.

There will be 3 locations for participants to volunteer this year, one in Steamboat Springs, one at the Yampa River State Park near Hayden and one in Craig, Colorado.

The Steamboat Springs clean up will be from 9:00 am-noon, meeting at the Gazebo at Howelsen Hill, near the ball fields just across the river at 9th street footbridge.  After arriving at the Gazebo, volunteers will be matched with a location that they can either walk, bike or drive to.  They may be matched with others depending on location they will clean.  Wear adequate footwear for walking along the river bank, bring gloves, and other clothes that match the weather.  Trash bags will be provided.  A post clean up pizza party will occur at Little Toots Park starting at noon sponsored by Soda Creek Pizza.  Call or email Kent Vertrees, 970-846-7933 or kent@friendsoftheyampa.com if you need more info. If not, just show up , spread the word and bring friends.

The Yampa River State Park clean up will start at 9:00 am at the main Yampa River State Park office downstream of Hayden, CO (6185 US-40, Hayden, CO 81639). This will be a float type clean up in boats guided by Yampa River State Park staff. 4-6 volunteers are needed to help them, 2-3 per raft, and please contact Jacob Brey to let him know you are interested 970-276-2062.

The Craig, Colorado based clean up will be also a floating based clean up meeting at Dorsey State Wildlife area, mile market 99 on Hwy 40, upstream of Craig, Colorado. Please contact Robert Schenck (970-456-8761) ahead of time if you are planning on joining this group. They will be organizing shuttle and need to know numbers of rafts and people ahead of time. A post clean up BBQ will be held at Loudy Simpson Park afterward. Call Robert and the Parrotheads for details on timing of this clean up.

July 9 event details:

Who: Friends of the Yampa, the city of Steamboat Springs, Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads, Yampa River State Park, Colorado Group Realty and volunteer citizens.

What: Annual river wide clean up on the Yampa River

When: Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9am-noon’ish

Where: Steamboat Springs, Hayden (Yampa River State Park) and Craig, Colorado.


July 8, 2017

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