Farmington’s Riverine Corridors
The River Reach Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, promotion and enhancement of Farmington’s riverine corridors.
Our Vision: a Healthy Natural Habitat for all life along the riverine corridor.
WHAT WE DO
The River Reach Foundation has acquired land donations and easements, assisted in brokering land sales to the City of Farmington, written and received grants, and partnered with the City of Farmington and the Parks and Rec Department in planning future trails that will improve river access throughout Farmington.
River, Park, and Trail Improvement
In an effort to preserve and protect the diverse resources provided by the rivers, the foundation holds many river and trail clean-up projects, park improvements, and river stabilization projects.
Recreational Opportunities Along the Rivers
The Foundation hosts rafting and water trail expeditions as well as annual events along the rivers such as Riverfest and Riverglo.
Economic Opportunities for our Communities
The River Reach Foundation puts on yearly events along the rivers which draw in over 30,000 people annually and provide economic opportunities for Farmington.
National Association of Park Foundations Member
River Reach Foundation is a valued member of the National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF). The NAPF strives to provide knowledge, skills, and capacity to local park foundations, volunteers, and other citizens who work to enhance and strengthen park systems in communities across the United States through the efforts of local park foundations.
WHO WE ARE
Over 30 years ago, a small group of enthusiastic community members began meeting to address access, preservation, and debris accumulations along the Animas and San Juan Rivers. This informal group grew in size and determination, forming The River Reach Foundation. Today, The Foundation is comprised of a diverse bunch of river-loving volunteers who have been brought together through their appreciation of San Juan County’s waters.
If you are as passionate about the rivers as we are, please consider attending one of our board meetings. We meet the first Thursday of each month at the Farmington Civic Center at 6:00PM. We love newcomers!
2023 Riverglo Berg Park in Farmington, NM December 1, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join us at Berg Park from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, December 1 for the 2023 Riverglo event hosted by the River Reach Foundation. Family-friendly Admission-FREE Music venues composed...
2023 Animas River Jam Boyd Park in Farmington, NM October 14, 2023 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Join us at Boyd Park from 11am to 5:30pm on Saturday, October 14 for the 2023 Animas River Jam event hosted by the River Reach Foundation. Family-friendly Admission-FREE...
Tree Wrapping Animas Park in Farmington, NM Saturday, June 24, 2023 Saturday -- 9:00 am Join us at the Riverside Nature Center on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 9am for a VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. Bring your gloves and help us wrap tree trunks with chicken wire...