Green River’s train depot will soon become a community center, thanks to a $200,000 grant from Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA ‘Brownfield Funds’ are given to communities to clean up contaminated industrial sites and develop them for community use.
Misty Springer is the grant specialist for Green River. She says big plans are in store for the train depot. “It’s quite exciting,” she says “It will be used hopefully we’ll have perhaps a restaurant there. There’ll be community gathering spaces, spots for incubator businesses and hopefully space for artists.”
Trumpeter swan numbers rose dramatically this year on the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Springs. This winter, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department conducted an aerial survey of the refuge and counted over 300 trumpeter swans wintering there.
At Expedition Island Park, made famous by the launching point of John Wesley Powell’s historic expedition of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon in 1869, you will find an amenity for floating river users and swimmers of a wide range of abilities. The Whitewater Park and North Channel Tubing projects were completed in the summers of 2008 and 2009. These projects have enhanced the river that splits and surrounds the island. In the north river channel, directly adjacent to the City’s outdoor splash park, the City created a 1,200 feet long lazy river/tubing channel.
View wild horses in their natural environment as well as a host of other wild creatures that make the high desert of Wyoming their home.
Visitors can enjoy seeing the magnificent vistas at every turn. Tours will take visitors around Sweetwater County viewing the wild horses, wild life and scenic vistas that make this corner of the world a beautiful and unique experience.
The vehicle that Green River Wild Hours Tours uses is unusual, the Australian made, Pinzgauer holds ten passengers. This machine gives participants the outdoor experience without walking,
The Green River Arts Council provides access to the arts for the citizens and visitors of Green River. The Council offers community-wide opportunities to celebrate creativity through frequent and fun events and festivals.
Discover the rich cultural heritage of southwestern Wyoming at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Established in 1967 to preserve and present the history of Sweetwater County, the museum is located in a renovated 1931 post office building. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum contains long and short-term exhibits, a large historical photograph collection and local history materials.
The environmental group American Rivers has included two Wyoming waterways in its list of the top 10 endangered rivers in the U.S. The group chooses rivers that it believes would be significantly harmed by proposed development or other activities.
The two waterways in the state are the Green River in southeastern Wyoming and the Hoback River near Jackson.