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


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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