|Winter 1998-99 Bulletin|
|Thank You! Our September special appeal letter-asking for help to underwrite Amigos Bravos' lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency-has met with a remarkable response from the membership. More than 100 individuals and businesses have taken time to respond to our appeal; your generous contributions have provided more than $5,946.00 to launch this important legal action.
Amigos Bravos thanks all who answered our call for help and who have joined in the movement for corporate and government environmental accountability and to restore the Red River.
It is with tremendous gratitude that we acknowledge the following individuals and businesses who have made generous contributions in recent weeks:
| Thomas Austin and Jeanne Obert
Michael F. Bauer, Architect
Lisa T. Bemis
Cynthia and Leo Harris
| Stephanie Harrison
Seymour and Virginia Levy
Juliana and Ted Lowe
Patrick and Lisa McKinney
|Randy and Nancy Nunnally
Margaret Wilson Reckling
Maurice and Gloria Weisberg
Nancy Woodward and Mark Bennet
Barbara Zaring and Stephen Rose
|Member Drive Update
The movement to protect the Río Grande is growing, and so is Amigos Bravos' membership! In response to our October membership drive, more than 172 individuals have taken time to send letters of encouragement and contributions to support the region's rivers and preserve this vital ecological and cultural corridor. Although the majority of Amigos Bravos members are New Mexico residents, an increasing number are from the tri-state region. Most of our new members are residents of southern New Mexico, and many others are residents of Texas and Colorado. Together we are building a powerful constituency to advocate on behalf of the region's rivers and clean water. Since the beginning of the year, our membership rolls have grown more than 70 %, from 550 at the beginning of 1998 to 950 as we begin 1999. We thank all of you-new and renewing members alike-for taking time to support Amigos Bravos and for helping to make the rivers swimmable, drinkable, and fishable once again.
You too can join this effort, and become an Amigo Bravo today!
|Make Friends With the River
This new year, resolve to do more for the rivers. Consider hosting a Friends of the River party at your home. Amigos Bravos is looking for individuals to host small, informal gatherings in the year to come. A great way to meet Amigos Bravos in your neighborthood and to help make new friends for the river. Contact our office for details.
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