Dear Friends & Supporters,

You are amazing! Year after year you return with support that not only makes our work possible, but helps it grow. We get those warm fuzzy holiday feelings every day as we see year-end gifts coming in, because we know it means communities throughout the Colorado River Basin will see positive environmental changes, increased resilience and attention to equity.
 
Where exactly does your money go? This year, we restored 185 more acres in the Colorado River Delta and secured a new 18-year agreement providing a higher quantity and quality of water to restore the tributary, Río Hardy. 1 in 5 Coloradans live in a community that has participated in our Growing Water Smart workshops. In Southern Arizona, the number of fish and pollution-sensitive bugs continue to dramatically increase in the Santa Cruz River, and communities are connecting with a brand new flowing section near downtown Tucson.

Thank you & happy holidays!
Water is Life
We believe water belongs to everyone. We know it's possible to ensure a better water future for all of us, and nature. If you agree, please help spread the word with our newest short video. Share now!
Waste to Water: Modern Alchemy
Our new Santa Cruz River Stories series has a brand new addition. Hear from John Light, area operations manager of the Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant about turning wastewater into the beautiful flowing Santa Cruz River. Check it out!
With You it's Always Fun!
This fall and winter has been full of great events! We had a blast at our first ever Dragonfly Day on the Santa Cruz Rive r, at Family Saturdays in the Delta , and at the Tumacácori Fiesta . Hope to see you soon!
New Growing Water Smart Workshops
The impacts of a hotter and drier climate have created significant uncertainty about water availability in the coming decades. That means local jurisdictions will have to assume new leadership roles. A new Arizona training tis coming up in February. Now accepting applications for Colorado: Get Water Smart!
Want to See Some Art with Us?
We're planning to visit The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscapes of the American West exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art. No joke or sales here, just an open invitation for a quick trip to the museum together! Send an email by Dec 30th to check it out. RSVP to Elise.
Happiest Holidays from all of us!
May your holiday season be full of joy , peace , and the great outdoors! We hope it's magic!
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