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 let us know how you can help (email The cost is just $20 for dinner and party ($5 for kids), which includes a drink ticket, or $5 after 7 p.m. We’ll also be selling FOY memberships. Monies raised will go toward recreational and environmental grants in partnership with the City of Steamboat Springs.

Big Snow Dance Poster – Click to enlarge

What We’re Up To:

Current projects we’re pursuing include:

  • Rebuilding Charlie’s Hole by the library;
  • Implementing other priorities outlined in the Yampa River Master Plan;
  • Continuing public education campaigns about preserving/protecting the river.

FOY volunteers also pitched in to help the Carpenter Ranch Garden Work Day on Saturday, Oct 23, the first phase of the Nature Conservancy’s new public garden as part of its Yampa River Program. Part of the Deep Roots program, the project involved raising beds, moving dirt, laying walkways and taking down a fence to relocate a vegetable garden to restore a native meadow garden.

FOY has also sent a letter to the BLM supporting its findings for 22 miles of the Yampa River being suitable for inclusion in the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers system. The sections include nearly 19 miles of the river through Little Yampa Canyon and three miles in Cross Mountain. The letter encourages the BLM to sign a Record of Decision for the Little Snake RMP and actively recommends the river sections’ Wild and Scenic designation by Congress.

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