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Fourth grade students from Salida Del Sol Elementary School check out the cells at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park during a field trip Tuesday made possible by a grant awarded to The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. The grant makes it possible for the Yuma Crossing NHA to offer a program to local schools for field trips at the historic prison and the Yuma East Wetlands. Tuesday’s tour saw students check out the prison and experience a walk through the East Wetlands Park.
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 1, 2022
· Jan 1, 2022
What are people thinking?
Trusting that all have been enjoying a wonderful holiday hiatus with family and friends. What a blessing it is to celebrate with our loved ones, especially the kids. Some folks had other more nefarious things on their minds though.
Christmas morning I got a text from my Yuma East Wetlands (YEW) manager, stating that some miscreants had broken into to the parking lot of the Colorado River State Historic Park (CRSHP). These individuals destroyed fencing, and then commenced to vandalizing and stripping the trucks that our crew uses to maintain the YEW, and drove off with the gator vehicle as well. Fortunately, we recovered the gator in Gateway Park, albeit not fully functional. The truck sports smashed windows, and is without batteries, just for starters.
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is excited to kick off our Annual Giving Tuesday Campaign where you can “Be Yuma’s Future by Investing in Its Past”. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 to help enhance the visitor experience at the Colorado River State Historic Park, Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and the Yuma East Wetlands.
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is excited to share an amazing episode of Arizona Highways Television that features Yuma, Arizona and everything within the YCNHA footprint! We are very thankful to the Arizona Highways team for creating this segment and showing everyone how unique Yuma is and how historic downtown is a great place to visit!
INCREASE THE FLOW OF WATER TO THE YUMA WETLANDS: REGIONAL GEM BEING IMPACTED BY DROUGHT
Lowell Perry, Jr., Executive Director, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area & Fred Phillips, Fred Phillips Consulting
The effects of sustained drought are real. One need only look to the proliferation of wildfires, dying vegetation, and record temperatures across the country to realize that scientific fact. It is of special concern to those of us living in the desert southwest, where water is a premium commodity, especially in Yuma, Arizona. The Yuma area, including the nearby Imperial Valley in California, both along the lower Colorado River, produces nearly 90% of the leafy fresh vegetables grown in the United States from November through March.