The photos have been collected thanks to Debbie Braff who provided most of them. The calendar has gone to print and will be available for sale for $10 each at the “Animas River Jam” event on October 14th at Berg Park.
OUTDOOR RECREATION TRAILS + GRANT
In November 2021 the River Reach Foundation was awarded a $19,074.00 grant to promote a network of recreational and economic opportunities through signage along the Animas and San Juan River trails. The signage would define river information and rules, clarify river miles between access points, recreational skill levels and hazard zones and rapids. The COVID pandemic caused a disruption in supply trains, but the project is slated to be completed by the end of November this year. Soon after that the public will begin to see the signage at the put ins and take out areas.
TREE CARVING PROJECT
Last month the River Reach Foundation in partnership with the City of Farmington awarded Mr. Harry Benally the tree carving contract. Harry has already stripped the tree of its bark and has begun carving. The tree is an old cottonwood trunk that is north of the Cottonwood Bridge on the south side of the river and trail. Mr. Benally will be carving a deer and a fawn so stop by and watch him work. He estimates the process will take about 3 months.