It’s a critical time for the Rio Grande.
The river has been reduced to a trickle. The iconic cottonwoods
that line its banks are stressed and dying. And for the first time ever scientists who conduct monthly
surveys for the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow found no fish this
It’s clear—now more than ever—that we need a water plan that
ensures the river has a right to its own water.
Thankfully federal and state water managers are now deciding
whether any water will be provided for the river and its endangered species. Let's make sure it is enough to sustain the Rio Grande—exercise your voice and send a message to your elected officials.
Please join us in urging these key decision makers and to ensure
that the Rio Grande is given a right to its own water. Tell them you support establishing a
water-leasing program to pay farmers not to use their water and instead keep
that water in the Rio Grande.
It’s a common sense solution that’s been employed in rivers all across
the west—the Colorado River, the Bay-Delta, and the Klamath. We need to start
one here on the Rio Grande.
Send your email today and tell decision makers that you want
cities, farmers and industries to do their part to ensure a 150-mile stretch of
the river flows in central New Mexico.
The Rio Grande is one of the most diverse, beautiful and wild
rivers in the world. Help us
ensure that the river has a right to its own water that helps maintain a living