Posts Categorized: Communities

Bob Rothrock on verde river 2013

I Used to Miss My Raft



Today’s post is by guest blogger Bob Rothrock, Board Member with Friends of Verde River Greenway, advocate for the Verde River and organizes river experiences on the Verde River for friends and the public.



My inflatable kayak was rigged and in the water except for the bow. I stepped into the cockpit, pivoted and sat in one motion, sliding free from the shore. “On the river again. Just can’t wait to get on…” was a tune that came to mind. Another Verde River trip begins with less than a day’s notice. Decide. Go. Enjoy. Read more…

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Take Me (and the kids) To The River

Today’s post is a guest blog co-authored by Dan Omasta, Director of River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow, and Neal Schwieterman, who resides in Paonia, CO with his wife and daughter.  He is a retired police officer and recently retired as Mayor of Paonia. He continues to inspire youth through kayaking and is looking to start his 3rd career. River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow is a grant recipient of the Connecting Communities to Rivers Grant Program. 

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Call for Applications: 2017 RTCA Technical Assistance Program


The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 assistance program to help communities plan to improve parks, establish trails and access rivers. The National Park Service works with local leaders to build partnerships and engage their communities to carry out outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects. Read more…