Friends of Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA)

GARNA was started alongside our local state park, the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA), in 1996, to provide education and stewardship along the 143-mile length of the Upper Arkansas. GARNA continues to partner with AHRA to provide the annual Headwaters Institute, educating new raft guides about our valley, the annual Clean Up Green Up on Colorado Public Lands Day, and more recently, employing large-scale volunteer efforts to understand, record and mitigate the impacts of our valley’s growing outdoor recreation usage along the river corridor.