(AKA pick up your trash) While the Yampa River is considered by many to be a great way to spend a summer afternoon, the wildlife that live there consider it to be their home. When using the river, remember you are a guest in their home. When you’re done using the Yampa, the only thing you should leave behind is a trail of wake in the river and a set of footprints on the sandy banks. While some people consciously drop their trash out of laziness or ignorance, others unintentionally litter in the Yampa from poorly securing their gear/equipment to their water craft. In the event your tube, kayak or paddleboard flips over, an improperly secured load can easily become lost in the currents, so not only do you involuntarily pollute the waters, you lose your gear as well.