Santa Cruz River Story
"Revisiting the Dry River"
"It doesn’t take much imagination to unwind our long history here in this very valley—hunter, forager, farmer, consumer—and see how we all have relied on one pale blue thread in a vast desert place. The Santa Cruz River, our home."
"The Day We Set the Colorado River Free"
It's been more than 50 years since the Colorado River regularly reached the sea. But this spring, the U.S. and Mexico let the water storm through its natural delta for a grand experiment in ecological restoration.
Visit Our Sister Sites
Conservation Night - August 2, 2014
Join Sonoran Institute as we showcase our work on the Colorado River Delta and Santa Cruz River as part of the Desert Museum's "Conservation Night".
A Brief History
We may think that a fair and balanced market determines the way our neighborhoods are built, but the real story is quite different. Community Builders' eight-part series of illustrated essays takes a look at how, and why, suburbia is being subsidized via outdated policies and regulations.
Where We Work
NEW DELTA VIDEO - RENEWAL
Narrated by Robert Redford, Renewal provides new breathtaking images of the historic Colorado River pulse flow surging into the Delta. Communities and wildlife celebrated. Watch the river reclaim its corridor
Join us on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ for Conservation Night. We will be presenting our restoration work on the Santa Cruz River. Find out more
Our latest FREE Community Builders webinar, Reconsidering the Curve: A Small Town Rightsizing Story, is tomorrow, July 23, 2014 starting at Noon Mountain Time. Register today
Narrated by Robert Redford, Renewal captures the breathtaking and historic surge of water that was released into the Colorado River in the Spring of 2014. The new water created, once again, a river to the sea. Original music soundtrack by Halcyonaire. For more information on the efforts to save and restore life to the Delta, go to: