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The Colorado River Restoration Project and the Colorado Land Conservancy

The Colorado River Restoration Project and the Colorado Land Conservancy

Facing Colorado River shortage, 30 urban suppliers pledge to target decorative grasses for local gardeners

Colorado River Aqueduct, built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was one of the nation’s most spectacular feats of engineering: a long-needed project to restore a vital water source lost to industrialization and urbanization, and to bring new life to a dry valley at the heart of Denver.

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In 2008, a group of 30 local businesses and nonprofit organizations established the Colorado River Aqueduct Alliance to protect the Colorado River, to educate the public, to advocate for a healthy Colorado River, and to promote the development of sustainable landscaping in Colorado.

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Lanita Dominguez, left, president of the Colorado River Aqueduct Alliance, gives a presentation on the Colorado River Restoration Project at the Colorado Land Conservancy’s annual meeting on March 11.

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Members of the Colorado River Aqueduct Alliance demonstrate the latest methods for restoring the Colorado River in late 2005.

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A demonstration of methods for restoring the Colorado River with the help of a team of the Colorado Rivers Restoration Project.

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The team of the Colorado Rivers Restoration Project that is restoring the Colorado River in late 2005.

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The Colorado Rivers Restoration Project uses a mixture of vegetation growth and soil stabilization to restore the Colorado River.

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The Colorado Rivers Restoration Project is also working with the Colorado Land Conservancy to restore the Colorado River.

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One-of-a-kind gardens made possible in Colorado by the $7.2 million Colorado River Restoration Project.

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With the help of a $7

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