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Water

Solutions and stories covering access to reliable clean drinking water and a healthy watershed for community benefit and security.

Solution Transferring Water Footprints in Taos Will Keep Acequias Alive
Local Champion:
Taos Valley Acequia Association
Date funded:
September 21, 2023
Grant Amount:
$30,000
Solution A Cleaner Popo Agie River Has Community-Wide Benefits in Lander
Local Champion:
Popo Agie Conservation District
Date funded:
August 29, 2023
Grant Amount:
$15,000
Solution An Irrigation Filter Helps a Cortez Orchard Use Water More Efficiently
Local Champion:
Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project
Date funded:
August 18, 2023
Grant Amount:
$3,000
Solution A New Cistern Provides Battle Rock Students Safe Drinking Water
Local Champion:
Battle Rock Charter School
Date funded:
March 1, 2023
Grant Amount:
$29,995
Solution Tech Upgrades Save Taos Water Users Time and Money
Local Champion:
Lower Des Montes Mutual Domestic Water Consumers and Mutual Sewage
Date funded:
January 27, 2023
Grant Amount:
$17,625
Solution Hole in One: Cortez Golfers Save Water With New Green Covers
Local Champion:
Cortez Men's Golf Association
Date funded:
October 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$27,990
Solution Cortez’s Noxious Weeds Guide Proves the Pen Can Be Mightier Than the Thorn
Local Champion:
Montezuma County
Date funded:
September 2, 2022
Grant Amount:
$5,400
Solution Kemper Elementary Adds Water Fountains to Keep Students Hydrated and Learning
Local Champion:
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Date funded:
April 22, 2022
Grant Amount:
$1,800
Story Art and Essays, Shaped by Water

Through its Acequia Aquí series, the Paseo Project shares the legacy—and fragility—of the historic waterways that once brought life to Taos’ fields, gardens, and orchards.

Story Forged by Fire

Unexpected alliances help Taoseños protect drinking water, vital food sources, and adapt to life with wildfires.

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If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Cortez or Monte Vista, Colorado; Lander, Wyoming; Libby, Montana; Questa or Taos, New Mexico; or Weiser, Idaho, use this form to start a conversation with us.

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