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November 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  November 2021  SAVE THE DATE! RIVERGLOW 2021 December 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Once again we can discover Farmington's holiday spirit along the Animas River! Be sure and join us on the River...

September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  September 2021  SAVE THE DATE! Fall 2021 Outdoor Economics Conference & Expo September 29 - October 1 We are very excited that the New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference will be held this...

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  May 2021  Among the Waters Trail Update Part Two Amanda Garcia We are pleased and excited to announce that in addition to the continuing expansion of The River Walk, in Farmington, New Mexico, a...

March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  March 2021  Among the Waters Trail Update Part One Amanda Garcia The last few years, the City of Farmington has been interested in acquiring our family property that has been referred to as the...

November 2020 Newsletter

November 2020 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  November 2020  Who we are and what we do... Join us on our journey! The River Reach Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization composed of enthusiastic boaters, floaters, joggers, bikers,...

Upcoming Events

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Outdoor Economics Conference

The Outdoor Economics Conference, created by Outdoor New Mexico, is coming to the northwest corner of the state from September 29 – October 1.  The conference will highlight successful economic development efforts within the outside of New Mexico that are connected to protected lands and bring together leaders interested in developing and enhancing opportunities to grow our outdoor recreation economy.  More Details

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Riverglo

Join us at Berg Park from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, December 3 for the 2021 Riverglo event hosted by the River Reach Foundation.  Music venues composed of local carolers and a live nativity scene transform the Animas River trail that is lined by luminarias between Archway Court and the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.  Santa, the Grinch, the lighted Christmas tree, sales of hot chocolate, popcorn, and holiday LED trinkets are located on the River Reach Terrace.  More Details

Latest Event Articles

2021 Riverglo

2021 Riverglo

2021 Riverglo Berg Park in Farmington, NM  December 3, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join us at Berg Park from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, December 3 for the 2021 Riverglo event hosted by the River Reach Foundation. Family-friendly Admission-FREE Music venues composed...

Fall 2021 Outdoor Economics Conference

Fall 2021 Outdoor Economics Conference

Outdoor Economics Conference in Farmington, NM  Sep 29 - Oct 1 2021  Axie NavasLetter from the Director New Mexico Economic Development DepartmentOutdoor Recreation Division Axie Navas Hundreds of people tuned in to the virtual New Mexico Outdoor Economics...

Latest Projects & Other News

Four Corners National Water Trails Project

Four Corners National Water Trails Project

The River Reach Foundation has recently been asked to study the feasibility of acquiring a National Water Trail (NWT) designation on portions of the Animas and San Juan Rivers here in the Four Corners. The National Water Trails System was recently established as a...

Among the Waters Trail

Among the Waters Trail

The Among the Waters River Trail begins at Bisti Highway and continues about one mile to Murray Drive/Highway 64. The first third of the trail runs south along the San Juan River until it pivots northeast at the confluence and continues along the Animas River. This...

Four Corners Materials Land Donation

Four Corners Materials Land Donation

In early 2018, Four Corners Materials, a division of Oldcastle Materials, has donated 40 acres to the City of Farmington for use as “green space and waterfront recreation.” The property that was formerly a rock pit, is located off of Navajo 36 near Northern Edge...

River Cross-Vanes

River Cross-Vanes

In 2018 the City of Farmington completed the construction of five CROSS VANES over a run of 4,700 linear feet on the Animas River in Berg and Animas Parks. A cross vane is made up of a set of upstream angled boulders which concentrate flows down the center of the...

Penny Lane Dam Construction

Penny Lane Dam Construction

Penny Lane Dam is located on the Animas River just east of Farmington Lake. This low head dam was constructed in 1984 to pump water from the Animas to Lake Farmington. The dam had the unintended consequence of stopping fish from travelling downstream as well as...

Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail is named to coincide with the dedication in 2012 with the one hundred years of New Mexico Statehood. This trail development was one, if not the most difficult, to complete due to the many various owners of land along the river corridor. Several...