Farmington’s Riverine Corridors
River Reach Foundation
Since its creation in 1986, The River Reach Foundation has acquired over 100 acres of land in grants and easements for the purpose of developing it for recreational public use. The Foundation also hosts regular clean up projects and events that draw in over 25,000 people to our rivers every year! The Foundation is always looking for ways to give back to the community and care for the rivers and trails. If you have a good idea for a project, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
San Juan Watershed Group
The San Juan Watershed Group is a group of citizens and local agencies working to improve water quality in the San Juan River and its tributaries so that they meet national water quality standards. They spearhead watershed-based planning, coordinate water quality research, provide assistance and funding to landowners for agricultural and livestock Best Management Practices, conduct education and outreach about sources of water pollution, and work to improve water quality in numerous other ways.
Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs
Nearly every one of our projects involves continuing coordination and collaboration with the City of Farmington Department of Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs. Their tireless enthusiasm for improving Farmington’s riverine corridors is vital to our success.
San Juan County
The Animas River flows through Aztec before reaching Farmington and meeting the San Juan River. The San Juan River flows through Bloomfield before reaching Farmington and continuing on through Kirtland and Shiprock. The La Plata River flows through La Plata before reaching Farmington and meeting the San Juan River. Coordination with San Juan County ensures we all work together to protect our rivers.