All hail healthy rivers |

All hail healthy rivers

Editors note: This letter was originally addressed to state Sen. Gail Schwartz.Dear Editor:We are writing to express the sincere thanks of the Pitkin County commissioners for your work in sponsoring and passing House Bill 1280, the Healthy Rivers Act. This new law, which strengthens Colorados 35-year-old Instream Flow Program and ensures that water rights leased or loaned to the Colorado Water Conservation Board for environmental purposes, will not be weakened, lost or considered abandoned is indeed an important step for Colorado water rights.We greatly appreciate your continued support of environmental legislation and your work to ensure water quality and quality in Colorado. Please accept our gratitude for the work you do for the residents of your district and the entire state.Dorothea Farris, vice chair-nd the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners

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