Amigos Bravos…Because Water Matters

This week students met with Brian Shields and Swanie Morris, founders and directors of Amigos Bravos, a Taos-based nonprofit that has been protecting and restoring New Mexico rivers since 1988. Shields explained the long, arduous process of securing federal protection for the pristine 100,000-acre Valle Vidal land. He outlined the organization’s struggle to reform mining practices and revitalize  the Red River, holding the Molycorp/Chevron mine operators accountable. And, he described strategies involved in pursuing one of the most celebrated victories for Amigos Bravos — the Los Alamos National Lab settlement, which is bringing about the clean-up of 400 highly toxic sites seeping into and polluting the Rio Grande in New Mexico. See the website to read their fascinating and inspiring stories. Amigos group

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About Nina Flournoy

Author, Editor, Writer with expertise in Book Projects, Blogs, Academic writing, Social Media, PR, Marketing and Strategic Communication. A former national newspaper/magazine reporter and editor-turned-professor in Communication Studies at Southern Methodist University, and Director of SMU in London. Proud mother of three girls, one dog and wife of journalist and professor Craig Flournoy.
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