Dear Friends! The Colorado River needs your help!
For over a decade the Colorado River has no longer reached the Gulf of California – it is a travesty of environmental destruction where 5 trillion gallons of water have been drained out by cities and farms across the Southwest U.S. and Mexico. Take a look at this photo of the dry Colorado River Delta: http://tinyurl.com/drydelta
But now there’s an opportunity to get water back in the river and begin restoring the Colorado River Delta and its wetlands, culture, and economy. Your voice can make a difference!
Over the next few months, the United States and Mexico are negotiating a shared agreement so that a small amount of Colorado River water can once again reach the Gulf and help restore the wildlife and economy of this important region. This agreement will respect the rights of all water users, respect the heritage of U.S.-Mexico border relations, and create an extraordinary opportunity to restore the ecology of the Colorado River Delta.
The agreement between the U.S. and Mexico is being negotiated by the U.S. State Department and will be administered by the U.S. Dept. of Interior. Therefore, Secretary Hillary Clinton (State Dept.) and Secretary Ken Salazar (Interior Dept.) need to hear from you soon.
The following conservation organizations ask for your signature and support: Save the Colorado, Sierra Club – Rocky Mountain Chapter, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, Living Rivers: Colorado Riverkeeper, The Environmental Group, Western Rivers Institute, Blue Legacy, The Ocean Foundation, Clean Water Fund, San Diego Coastkeeper, Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper, American Whitewater, Waterkeeper Alliance, Food and Water Watch, Colorado Ocean Coalition, Glen Canyon Institute, Save the Colorado River Delta: Sonoran Institute, Sheep Mountain Alliance, Grand Canyon Trust, American Rivers, Citizens for Dixie's Future, Great Basin Water Network, Redford Center: Red River Film, Planning and Conservation League, and Defenders of Wildlife.