The Gila River Is In Our Hands!
Third weekend of September.
The Gila River Festival is all about changes, choices, and community empowerment. We’ve all read – or tried to ignore – the alarming predictions about climate change in the Southwest. A healthy response would be to acknowledge that obstacles present us with a chance to break with the past and to steward our environment in smarter and more responsible ways.
“First, do no harm” should be our oath to keep the water in the Gila River and stabilize its health. Second, we have opportunities – should we choose to accept them – to restore degraded systems and to build resiliency into our natural and human communities.
At the Gila River Festival, we’ll talk about the prognosis for future climate change – higher temperatures, lower precipitation – and how we can act as a community to moderate the expected impacts and balance the needs of the environment while also meeting our future water needs. Restoring our streams is a vital way to build resiliency into our wild lands, as well as our urban communities, and will help ensure that aquatic and riparian ecosystems survive climate change with minimal damage.
We are the ones we have been waiting for. The Gila River Is In Our Hands.
For more information, see the Gila Conservation Coalition website or contact them at 575.538.8078 or email@example.com.