County commissioners call on Washington to protect Gila River

County commissioners call on Washington to protect Gila River


COMMISSIONERS ARE CALLING ON CONGRESS TO HELP PROTECT THE GILA RIVER.. IN A MEETING YESTERDAY, THE COUNTY COMMISSION VOTED IN FAVOR OF PROTECTING PORTIONS OF THE GILA RIVER. THE EFFORTS WOULD PLACE PARTS OF THE RIVER AND SURROUNDING LAND UNDER THE “WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT”. SUPPORTERS BELIEVE THIS WILL NOT ONLY PROTECT THE AREAS, BUT ALSO BRING IN MORE REVENUE. IN A STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TOM UDALL AND HEINRICH THEY SAID QUOTE, “WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO DEVELOP LEGISLATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE.” GOVERNMENT RESEARCHERS

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