Heart of the Gila: A film project

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$8,386 towards $25,000

The Heart of the Gila Documentary will help in the fight to protect the Gila River!

We are raising funds for a film project that portrays the living Gila River while telling the stories of Ella Kirk, Michael Mahl, and Ella Myers through the allegorical lens of the river they loved.

When completed, Heart of the Gila will make the rounds throughout New Mexico and nationally to educate the public about the critical importance of the Gila River and the need to protect the river from threats such as the large water withdrawals authorized by the Arizona Water Settlements Act (AWSA). Our ultimate goal is long-term protection, using legislative approaches such as the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act or the Wilderness Act. Heart of the Gila will help us build a groundswell of support to protect the Gila River forever.