WildEarth Guardians

A Force for Nature

Tell your members of Congress to protect a living Rio Grande

Rivers are vital arteries of life, but these important sources of clean water, healthy flows, and quality of life are threatened by a century of unsustainable diversions and now climate change. The Rio Grande is just one of these desert icons that is struggling to survive.

We are asking you to send your members of Congress a personalized letter, asking for their support to fund a federal study of dams and reservoirs in the Upper Rio Grande Basin to identify operational changes that would conserve water and benefit the plant, wildlife, and human communities that depend on it.

It’s past time to rethink rivers and the archaic water management policies that limit them. Funding this study will allow for creative thinking and ensure water exists when and where it is most needed. Please use your voice to stand up for a Living Rio today.

Photo Credit: Adriel Heisey


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Dear Decision Maker,

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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