The communities of the San Luis Valley are connected and supported by rivers. The Rio Grande and its many tributaries provide water for agriculture, cities, recreation, and wildlife, making life in the valley possible. Our dependency on this shared natural resource is what brought farmers, ranchers, recreators, and community members together to form the Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project over 15 years ago. The RGHRP seeks to bring people together and build relationships, which results in projects that enhance the ecological, cultural, agricultural, and recreational value of the Rio Grande. Since formed, the RGHRP has improved the condition of the Rio Grande by partnering with over 60 landowners and multiple ditch companies. These incredible efforts could not have happened without the support of individuals like you! While incredible progress has been made, the Rio Grande still faces significant degradation. Please help us continue our efforts to improve the health of the Rio Grande for future generations of farmers, ranchers, recreationists, and nature lovers and the fish, birds, and other animals that call the Rio Grande home.
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