Wire*— On Friday, March 30th, eight primary stakeholders along the Rio Salado and Lower Gila river corridor – Mesa, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Tempe, Phoenix, Avondale, Gila River Indian Community, Goodyear and Buckeye, – will launch “The Rio Reimagined” the next phase of collaborative development along the Rio Salado River and the most impactful revitalization project in a century.

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The launch will provide an overview of the scope, inspiration and aspirations of the project, with regional leaders coming together for a ceremonial signing to collaborate on development and restoration efforts along the river with the goal of enhancing a vibrant, connected community.

Maricopa County and Salt River Project (SRP), critical stakeholders to the project, will also take part in the ceremonial signing. Additional event attendees include Cindy McCain, former U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor, ASU President Michael Crow, representatives of several federal agencies including U.S. Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

The event is open to the public and the media.

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Arizona State University has been asked by Senator McCain to serve as a convener of the project by bringing together the diverse stakeholders of the River through a vibrant public outreach and engagement process. The March 30th Launch of the Rio Reimagined vision will be a public celebration of a grand, comprehensive vision for Revitalization that will fundamentally transform and connect the region.

“The Rio Salado project has the potential to transform the Salt River bottom and realize an untapped Valley treasure,” said Senator McCain.

If you go: 

What: The Rio Reimagined Public Launch Event

When: Friday, March 30th from 8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Where: Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281

Featured image by Bill Timmerman, courtesy of Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. Brochure images courtesy of The Rio Reimagined.

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