Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

High School Students To Brief Congress on State of Colorado River

coloradoriverLatino students are bringing the plight of the Colorado River to Capitol Hill.  18 Latino high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are starting a  week-long rafting trip through the Grand Canyon today, aimed at learning more about the Colorado River and the threats facing it.  The students will then brief members of Congress, emphasizing the need to keep the river healthy.  

One of the students, 17-year-old Rosalia Salazar, says she has already seen the impacts of low river levels in her hometown.The Colorado-to-Congress trip is sponsored by Nuestro Rio, an organization that promotes the role of the river in Southwestern Latino history and advocates for protecting the river from overuse.

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