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Friends Of The Colorado River Foundation Inc

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Causes: Environment, Environmental Education, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: The colorado river alliance champions the long-term vitality of the texas colorado river through education and engagement. Reaching over 14,000 people annually, we encourage thoughtful stewardship of this irreplaceable natural resource.

Programs: Educational programs at redbud center: the colorado alliance leadstours and youth programming at the wilkerson center for colorado rivereducation at redbud center in west austin. Owned by lcra, the five-acreriverside grounds feature exhibits that teach the history andimportance of the texas colorado river. Interactive water featuresreveal how flooding and water supply is managed by the highland lakesand dams system. Rainwater harvesting and storm water managementsystems demonstrate how water can be conserved and protected. Thegrounds are open to the public free of charge. Youth programmingprovided by the colorado river alliance includes grounds explorationand volunteer-led activities.

community engagement: the colorado river alliance engages stakeholders across the state in education, meaningful dialogue, volunteering opportunities, and professional development that focus on understanding and improving the health of the river. These activities include waterway cleanups and restoration work, the barstow speaker series, the colorado river vip tour, and the annual lake travis cleanup.

texas colorado river mobile learning experience:launched in april 2015, the texas colorado river mobile learningexperience will bring a high-quality stem field-trip experience to ourschools, inspiring the next generation of texas water stewards. Housedin a 40-foot trailer, this project will bring a museum-quality learningexperience to central texas schools. Students will enter a watery worldwhere science and technology merge to encourage critical thinking aboutour most precious resource. Interactive models will engage andinstruct, inspiring students to go out and make a difference.

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