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ReTree Steamboat Planting Day Rescheduled

The ReTree Steamboat community planting event, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 11, has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 25 due to rising water levels of the Yampa River. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC), in partnership with the City of Steamboat Springs and Colorado State Forest Service, will be planting 200 alders, willows and red osier dogwood in Workman Park […]

ReTree Steamboat Planting and Colorado Arbor Day

In honor of Colorado Arbor Day (April 21) and Earth Day (April 22), YVSC and Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) will be at Hayden Elementary School on April 21 to plant Ponderosa Pine seedlings with fourth grade students and teachers. This will be the first planting event of ReTree Steamboat 2017. The purpose of the […]

Earth Month kicks off Tuesday

Article adapted from Steamboat Pilot Steamboat Springs — With more than a dozen Earth Month events planned during the next four weeks, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is giving local residents plenty of opportunities to pay tribute to the planet. The organization’s “Every Day is Earth Day” ongoing celebration means residents planning to be out of […]

Sustainability awards honor volunteers who elevate Yampa Valley community

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Tom Ross Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council reserves its first monthly meeting of the New Year for the purpose of recognizing community partners who have given of themselves to help the residents of the region to enjoy a more energy-efficient, less-wasteful lifestyle. On Wednesday, YVSC […]

Every Day is Earth Day

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot’s Community Agriculture Alliance Column Written by Cameron Hawkins and Larisa Woycio, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Since Earth Day always falls during our season-ending spring break week, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is dedicating a month to celebrate “Every Day is Earth Day” and raise awareness of local sustainability efforts.  April […]

ReTree wraps with a bang

This weekend capped off our 2015 season for our ReTree Program – closing out its best year yet with community engagement. On Friday (Oct 2) we opened the 2-month ReTree Art Show at the Art Depot with the Steamboat Arts Council, hosting a gallery of over 45 artists from around the country with ReTree focused artwork, as well […]

Why Urban Trees Are So Important

From Sierra Club magazine Trees cover an estimated 20.9 million acres of urban land in the continental United States. That’s 3,659 square feet of urban forest per city dweller—about the size of a not-so-modest four-bedroom house. But like housing, trees are not equally distributed across American cities. Studies have shown that there is a higher […]

ReTree Stagecoach 1 of 3

16 students from Steamboat Springs Middle School kicked off the first ReTree planting at Stagecoach State Park today for United Way’s Day-Of-Caring community volunteerism day. Students planted 2-yr old Ponderosa Pine, Blue Sage Spruce, and Lodgepole Pine for the second of 7 ReTree Steamboat planting days!  In June we will have two more planting days at Stagecoach […]

YVSC accepts 2015 Arbor Day Award for ReTree

The 2015 Arbor Day Awards honored thirteen individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Read all stories here. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council receives Award for Excellence in Volunteer Management The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council advances environmental sustainability through education and programs—effectively engaging residents—and by building broad-based collaboration. This council uses effective […]

YVSC gets Arbor Day’s Volunteer Management Award

This past February YVSC was notified that we are recipients of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Excellence in Volunteer Management Award in the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2015 National Awards Competition for our ReTree Steamboat event/program. The Excellence in Volunteer Management Award is presented to a community, group, or organization for their outstanding efforts to mobilize and […]