March 2009

Public Information Session: Invasives in Your Water and What You Can Do About It (Durango, CO)

05/08/2009 6:00 pm
From 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm--free at the Durango Public Library

Film Showing--The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry (Durango, CO)

05/04/2009 6:00 pm
Film showing at the Abbey Theater from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm (donations welcome and encouraged, with half the proceeds going to Engineers Without Borders).

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Growth Causes Collision Course

In regard to growth, Alice Walker, essayist, poet, novelist, and activist stated it succinctly, “Population decisions must, ultimately, be placed in the hands of women.” In Colorado alone, the population is expected to double with the addition of 5 million people in the next 50 years.

Don’t Forget to Donate to the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund

Please check-off a donation to the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund on your Colorado 2008 income tax return. The Healthy Rivers Fund is totally funded by the tax check off option and is used for restoration projects around the state.

Doris Brennan—“I’ve never been sorry”

Local water icon, Doris Alene McDaniel Brennan, was born March 27, 1920 in a log cabin in Sunnyside (about 12 miles south of Durango). She and her family, including an older brother and a younger sister and brother, moved to Durango in 1921.

Linda Bassi—“Not by design”

When asked how she got in the water business, Linda Bassi, Section Chief of the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Stream and Lake Protection Program, stated, “Not by design.” Not withstanding, in a July 2008 interview, Bassi’s passion for the protec

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