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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 […]

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 […]

CTC Sponsors ReTree Steamboat 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2015 Contact: Sarah B. Jones, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, sarah@yvsc.org Keith Wood, Colorado State Forest Service, keith.wood@colostate.edu   (Steamboat Springs, CO) – The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) has received a $2,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for their ReTree Steamboat 2015 event. Routt County has more than […]

The Trees are Thriving

  Steamboat Springs — If I had to guess how many thousands of buckets of water the Service Learning Corps and Community Youth Corps students carried this summer to water the seedlings planted as part of ReTree Steamboat, I would say at least 5,000. And because of all those buckets, I can report the trees are […]

ReTree 4: What a team effort!

Trees. Sunshine. Smiles. Steamboat. What could be better? Another ReTree Steamboat is in the bag! We had a magical day yesterday planting trees on Steamboat Ski Area in an area that had been cleared three years ago of beetle kill, in the area known to local ski bums as “Vague”, on the slope between Bashor […]

Stagecoach State Park Tree Planting a Success

The second planting for Retree Steamboat 2013 happened May 22nd, in Stagecoach State Park, with amazing sun filled skies, and 14 wonderful volunteers. Stagecoach, located in Routt County, is in great need of trees due to the amount of wide open space surrounding the existing reservoir. This treeless area creates high winds and very hot temperatures […]

Elementary School Plantings for ReTree

YVSC Sustainable Schools has been busy this week planting a few hundred trees at both the Strawberry Park and Soda Creek Elementary Schools in conjunction with ReTree Steamboat 2012 this weekend, June 9th. In an effort to ensure the survival of the 3,000 trees YVSC ordered this year, additional plantings were scheduled to help keep […]