The Colorado River State Historic Park held it's grand unveiling of the new "UMA" sign where guests get to be the "Y". This sign was created by Aztec High School students and Shanen Aranmor from Weld Like a Girl. This sign is designed to bring global awareness of Yuma and all our assets here! We encourage guests to take their "Y" photo and share what they love about Yuma! We also encourage all to use the hashtag #youma as YOU put the Y in Yuma!!
Thank you to the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce for hosting the ribbon cutting and being the first month sponsor of this wonderful sign! Post your photo on one of our social media pages, BeYouma and be entered for a chance to win a prize!
A major thank you to these donors! This project would not have happened if it wasn't for your generosity! Thank you for helping build a better Yuma!!
Fort Yuma Rotary, Yuma Rotary, Liberty Motor Sports and North End Rotary Club.
Follow us on all social media outlets @Beyouma and www.beyouma.org to learn about the monthly sponsors and the fun gifts you can win just by sharing your "Y"!
We have been working hard at the Colorado River State Historic Park. If you have visited recently, you will see that our sidewalk has been moved away from the Corral House. This is to prevent further erosion to the adobe foundation . We are implementing a new drainage system that will help filter the water away from the Corral House allowing us to maintain and preserve this historical structure!
When visiting the Yuma Territorial Prison, you may see this custom made black tarp on the iconic Sally Port. What is it doing? This tarp is helping to preserve this iconic piece of history from the potential monsoon weather we can receive during the summer months. We are hopeful that this will allow us time to continue our fundraising efforts to restore this piece which is the entrance into the prison! If you would like to donate, visit www.yumaprison.org. We appreciate your understanding and support!
We would like to thank the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management for providing grant funding for two projects at the Yuma East Wetlands. Both of these projects concluded in March and allowed for the removal of invasive salt cedar and phragmites and the establishment of native wetland and riparian habitat within 17 acres, as well as the removal of brush and dead vegetation within 50 acres to reduce hazardous fuels. A big shout out to Quinn Rodney, our wetlands volunteer coordinator, and several volunteers, including a group of Young Marines, who generously donated their time to help clean up trash and remove cottonwood tree cages in preparation for the hazardous fuels removal project.