The Arkansas River Trust strives to promote and enhance river related values in the Upper Arkansas Valley through parks and open space development, community outreach and education, and preserving and enhancing the ecological health of the Arkansas River.
The Arkansas River Trust is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3, corporation formed in the fall of 1999. The Arkansas River Trust, based in Salida, Colorado, was born of a desire to translate our passion for the Arkansas River into positive projects for the communities of the Upper Arkansas River Valley.
The Arkansas River Trust is committed to maximizing the ecological health of the Arkansas River, enhancing and creating open space and parks along the Arkansas River corridor, and promoting youth participation in whitewater paddle sports. The Trust is an action-oriented organization committed to the river that we love.