Water Group Awarded Grant

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Hello again, fellow Creekers.

Months ago I mentioned a little known group named TWIG (short for Tonto Watershed Improvement Group). Well this little known group has been doing some big things that will benefit every person in this area.

On July 21, after a lot of consultation and hard work, TWIG was awarded a grant by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The primary purpose of the group and grant is to be sure that our streams and water stay safe and secure for many years to come.

“Well this is good news to the people who live in the Tonto Rim Basin Watershed because we now have some resources to protect our watershed,” said Rev. Larry Fultz on behalf of TWIG. “Most of this will be used for informing the public, signage and the development of a volunteer water testing group with equipment purchased with the grant. Most importantly, it provides us with the opportunity to seek new grants from other entities that will enable us to hire a person to supervise our efforts.”

Personally, I am grateful to all of the members of TWIG who have spent their time and energy on this project. You all deserve a well-earned thank you!

As long as we’re talking about water, how about all of the rain we’ve had lately? No matter how many times I see it, I forget sometimes just how green and beautiful Christopher Creek is. It is nice to sometimes take a quick moment and take a big, long look down Christopher Creek Loop. It is truly breathtaking!

As always, I do need your help with content and stories! For anyone wanting to submit information from the Christopher Creek area for inclusion in our weekly article, please e-mail me at: info@christopher­creeklodge.com. Any submitted pictures must be full-size (typically around 1MB per picture). The cutoff time for inclusion in Friday’s article is close of business on Monday.

Thanks again for reading the column.

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