PAST EVENTS IN MARCH
On March 13th, the River Reach Foundation, in partnership with the City of Farmington, recruited some local contractors to remove large concrete chunks, old tires, and reinforcing steel bars that were put in place long ago to help stabilize the riverbanks, but now pose a risk to rafters.
The cleanup took place at the Among the Waters Trail on the west side of the city south of the Bisti Highway at the confluence where the Animas and San Juan rivers come together. The excavator was provided by Ace Services. Doug Foutz Construction provided the dump trucks and hauling, while XL Concrete recycled the concrete, crushing it for re-use in construction, road, and landscaping projects. The Foundation and the City of Farmington are extremely grateful for these contractors who freely gave their time, and completed the cleanup in one day. Because of their efforts, the river is now a lot safer for rafters!
The River Reach Foundation is creating a 15-month Calendar for 2024 to celebrate the beauty of the Animas River as it flows in All seasons!
The best photos capturing the beauty and versatility of our wonderful Animas River in Farmington will grace the monthly pages of our new FULL COLOR River Reach Foundation 2024-2025 calendar. If you enjoy capturing your favorite images on your camera or a smartphone – of family and friends, your pets, and the wildlife along the Animas River – the, we need your help.
Join in the fun of sending your favorite photos and memories along the river, as it meanders through Farmington. Graduation and wedding, experiences at Riverfest, River Jam, Riverglo, family picnics, fishing fun, disc golf, fun runs, and much more.
Deadline for submission is July 1, 2023! More information and submission forms can be found on our website here.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROJECTS
River Reach Foundation meeting on June 8, 2023, at 6:00pm at the Farmington Civic Center. Our speaker will be Donna Thatcher, who led the Riverside Nature Center and its Volunteer program, “Friends of the Nature Center,” for 23 years – creating programs for our children and their families throughout the four seasons of the year.
Hear Donna share her experience and vast knowledge of the Animas River’s resident animals, plants, and trees – all of which, as community members, we can enjoy 365 days a year.
IN THE ANIMAS/BERG PARKS
The River Reach Foundation is inviting all wood carving artists to carve animals, birds, ducks, fish, etc. found in our parks on several tree stumps using chainsaws, etc. Information, and the proposal requirements, can be found on our website here.
TRASH IN FASHION RECYCLED FASHION SHOW
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Sponsored by Budget Blinds and Waste Management
Come participate in, or watch, a fashion show that celebrates creative fashion while promoting waste reduction and sustainability! Enjoy Scott Michlin and Cidy Iacovetto as they (in recycled costumers) emcee the event. There are 10 entries each for child, teen, and adult categories. Prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd places in each category. For more information, contact Cindy at (505) 801-0373.
POPULAR RIVERFEST RACES!
Both the Wiener Dog Races and the Duck Race are very popular! Be sure to enter your Wiener Dog and purchase your duck race tickets! You can register and pay for both events online at https://riverfestnewmexico.com/.