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Cocopah Tribe will restore areas along the Colorado River to address climate change

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2024
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The Cocopah Tribe and two other Arizona tribal communities are working with new money and tools to address climate change after receiving grants from the U.S. Department of the Interior and several private funders. In 2023, the 1,000-member Cocopah Tribe, whose lands lie along the Colorado River southwest of Yuma, received $5 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's America the Beautiful Challenge to support two riparian restoration initiatives. During the four-year project, the tribe will remove invasive species and replant 45,000 native trees, like cottonwood, willow and mesquite...

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