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A River Thirsting for Itself: An Environmental History of the Rio Grande

At Fort Selden Historic Site
7/25/20, Saturday
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Beginning with the transformation of ancient watersheds into the present day river, this one hour talk traces the history of settlement, agriculture, and water development in New Mexico, Colorado, and the borderlands. It includes the rise of such institutions as land grants, state water codes, the Rio Grande Compact and international treaties, and includes underlying and present environmental conditions. Steve Harris has over two decades of experience as a wilderness guide. He is the founder and president of Far-Flung Adventures and executive director of Rio Grande Restoration.

Admission: $5 for adults, Children 16 years and under are free. Please call 575-202-1638 for more information.

Sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

NM I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs, Follow the signs

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