Sonoran Institute brings a group to Grand Lake
February 9, 2017
Outstanding Grand Lake has gained international recognition as they move forward in discussions with the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission to designate Grand Lake as an Outstanding National Resource Water.
In February, the Sonoran Institute brought together representatives from San Luis Rio, Colorado, Mexico and Grand Lake to discuss the important impact the watershed has on all communities and how the Colorado River connects both communities and economies.
Grand Lake welcomed 14 delegates from the Mexican delta community, effectively launching the beginning of the River Sisters program.
Mayor José Enrique Reina Lizárraga, of San Luis Rio Colorado, shared the vital importance and history of the river, which rarely flows past his city to the delta and Sea of Cortez beyond. Both parties discussed river restoration and celebrated the success of San Luis Rio Colorado.
Grand Lake Chamber Director, Samantha Bruegger and Director of Economics in San Luis Rio Colorado, Carlos Armando Mexia, joined in the River Sisters Partnership to bring attention to the Colorado River and its epic journey downstream.
The Outstanding Grand Lake Campaign will add #somoscolorado to our hashtag #wearethecolorado initiated last year.
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Additional awareness campaigns include recognition in the Grand Lake Rotary Trailhead Hub in Town Park, building of a Front Range park that illustrates where the headwaters transverse from above Grand Lake, a new park in Mexico to better connect those citizens with the Colorado River at the delta, and outreach to more communities along the Colorado River from source to sea.