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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
Posted in Central America Projects, Rio Grande Projects Tagged Big River Foundation, Boquete, Conservation, Dallas, documentary, Eric Ellman, film, Foundation, Giving Library, Houston, Jeffrey Porter, Jennifer Long, John Arnold, Laredo, Laura Arnold, Meadows Foundation, non profit, Nuevo Laredo, Panama, Rio Bravo, Rio Grande, Rio Teribe, Stephen Kaczor, Texas, Tony Pagano, video, Watershed Leave a comment
2012 in review
WordPress.com’s stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for our blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Big River Foundation, Boquete, Conservation, Costa Rica, International Park La Amistad, Laredo, Mexico, Naso, Panama, Rio Bravo, Rio Grande, Rio Teribe, River Leave a comment
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
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
Posted in Rio Grande Projects Tagged Academy Sports, Big River Foundation, Codefront, Colombia, Dia del Rio, Kayak Race, kayaking, Laredo, Los dos Laredos, Nuevo Laredo, Nuevo Leon, Rio Bravo, Rio Fest, Rio Grande 1 Comment
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
Posted in Rio Grande Projects Tagged canoe, kayak, kayaking, Laredo, Laredos, Los dos Laredos, Nuevo Laredo, paddle, race, Rio Bravo, Rio Grande, RioFest Leave a comment
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