- Raise Awareness.
- Raise Money.
- Raise the River.
The Colorado River Delta was once a lush region covering over 3,000 square miles, teeming with plant, bird and marine life. But a century of dams and diversions to supply water to farms, cities and industries have reduced the Delta to a remnant of its former self — it no longer even regularly reaches the Gulf of California.
In the last decade however, periodic floods and innovative on-the-ground restoration efforts involving local communities have shown that a little bit of water can go a long way toward bringing the Delta ecosystem back to life. Raise the River will accelerate these binational efforts, and build momentum to eventually reconnect the river to the Gulf.