Run for water benefits RiGHT

(04-08-2010)

Here in the San Luis Valley it is a known-fact that water is a precious resource -- one that is not taken for granted. The Adams State College EARTH group supports water conservation and has teamed up with the Dow Live Earth Run for Water by hosting a 6K at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, on the lawn east of the Rex Activity Center on the Adams State campus. Proceeds will benefit the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust.

According to the website liveearth.org a series of 6km run/walks, the average distance women and children walk everyday to secure water, are taking place over the course of 24 hours in 150 countries, to ignite a massive global movement to help solve the water crisis.

According to the website riograndelandtrust.org, the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) has been working to "Conserve our land, water, and way of life in Colorado's Rio Grande Basin," since 1999. RiGHT is the only local land trust serving the entire San Luis Valley. RiGHT has completed 22 conservation projects preserving 16,107 acres of working agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, wetlands, and natural beauty.

Registration for the 6K is $5 and starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Register ahead of time on line at liveearth.org. Click on run for water link. When a map comes up, click on Alamosa bull's eye.

For more information, call 719-587-7827.