Category Archives: Rio Grande Projects

Our Trashed Rivers: Cleaning up America’s Waterways

With so much attention paid to climate change these days, it can be easy to forget that there are other pressing threats to our environment. Familiar problems such as litter and illegal dumping are still as prevalent today as they … Continue reading

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Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities!

The Big River Foundation is the latest recipient of a grant award from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. John’s and Laura’s latest project is the Giving Library. It started when the young billionaire couple began looking for worthy nonprofits to support. John Arnold was a … Continue reading

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Riverside Runs

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My scimitar-shaped landscaping tool has a lethal, vaguely Middle Eastern look to it; I’m pleasantly surprised when Border Patrol doesn’t react as I jog by. Perhaps they ignore me because I’m heading towards the river rather than away from it, … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Rio Grande!

Every October for 18 years, U.S. and Mexican communities throughout the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo watershed celebrate Dia del Rio, a practice begun in Laredo by the Rio Grande International Study Center. In recent years, a professional 33-mile Riofest canoe and kayak race was … Continue reading

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Laredo’s Rio Grande Celebrations 2011

Rivers bring life to deserts and the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo inspire a significant celebration every October.  Adding to the historical “Dia del Rio” celebration this year, RioFest was the second annual bi-national kayaking race on the infamous river with two … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Rio Grande, Rio Bravo, Laredo’s RioFest, Rhythms on the Rio!

Rio Fest’s 2nd annual kayak races  are Saturday, Oct. 15th. Race organizers waived entry fees this year for Mexican paddlers in recognition of the turmoil they travel through to arrive at the safe zone that is the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo … Continue reading

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Riverbend Park – Lost in Plain View – by Eric Ellman

Forty feet above a tree-fringed lake near Laredo Community College, birds cart-wheeling behind him, fish leaping from the water below, Pro 8 News anchor Tim Gutierrez looks into the camera and muses “this is something that 98% of Laredoans know … Continue reading

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