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The Yampa River Awareness Project is organized by the Friends of the Yampa who rallies local, state, national and international organizations, businesses and individuals to realize the unique natural and recreational values of the Yampa.
Conservation Colorado released a Rivers Report Card last week, and we are happy to present to you the only river in Colorado to receive an ‘A’ Grade: the Yampa River! Below is a video introduction to the report. The video is muted by default, so you’ll have to click on the sound button on the […]
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 […]
Summer tubing on the Yampa in Steamboat…some love it and some hate it. Regardless of how you feel about this popular summertime activity on our treasured river, the show will go on. And this show creates heaps of garbage. Friends of the Yampa recently organized a river clean-up following the July 4th holiday, and the […]
Last May, Colorado lead the nation by becoming the first state to establish a holiday that honors the value of public lands within the state. Going forward, Colorado Public Lands Day will be recognized annually on the third Saturday in May as a way to celebrate the significant impact public lands have in Colorado. Senator Kerry Donovan carried the bill, which passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper.
With a gem as priceless as the Yampa River flowing through our back yard it is important to show our respect. The annual Yampa River Festival, held each spring, is the premier opportunity to show your respect while enjoying spring flows. This year’s Yampa River Festival is scheduled for the weekend of June 3rd in […]
The following article was published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today by Tom Ross on March 9th 2017. Full article with photos can be seen here: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2017/mar/09/abundant-snowpack-doesnt-always-fill-area-reservoi/ Steamboat Springs — The amount of water currently stored in two critical reservoirs on the upper Yampa River south of Steamboat Springs appears better than average, but water […]
The following article was published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today by Tom Ross on January 24th 2017. Full article with photos can be seen here: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2017/jan/24/water-testing-shows-upper-yampa-river-healthy/ Steamboat Springs — A pair of water experts from the U.S. Geological Survey reassured the Routt County Board of Commissioners and members of the Upper Yampa Watershed Group […]
Some call it Duffy Canyon, others call it the Little Yampa Canyon. Regardless of how you refer to this beautiful place, one thing is clear…it is a gem of a natural resource right in your back yard. We tend to get a little Steamboat-centric here in the Yampa Valley, particularly during river season. Between surfing […]