From Audubon (Karyn Stockdale). Here’s an excerpt:
This year, despite another year of extraordinary drought and policy challenges, we had a tremendous year for Audubon’s Western Water work. Together, with your support, bird-watchers engaged in our first Western Rivers Bird Count and worked with conservation NGOs, government agencies, hunter/angler partners, and others in order to avoid catastrophic water shortages on the Colorado River…
In Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper proposed $30 million to implement Colorado’s Water Plan and also declared 2018 the Year of the Bird in the Centennial State noting the importance of the Colorado River. Audubon Rockies and the community showed up for restoration projects, public meetings, and said no to Amendment 74 which would have had negative implications for water.
Save the birds and save the planet.