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April 3rd, 2024
Rep. Grijalva Applauds Biden Admin for $5 Million for Yuma East Wetlands

TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) applauded the Biden administration for its $5 million investment to upgrade infrastructure for the Yuma East Wetlands. It is part of a $25 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to protect and maintain two areas important for resilience and drought mitigation — the Yuma East Wetlands and Topock Marsh in Arizona.

“The Yuma East Wetlands is a model for wetlands restoration and conservation,” said Rep. Grijalva. “This investment by the Biden administration is critical for maintaining this vital ecosystem and its abundance of biodiversity. I’m grateful for the Biden administration’s commitment to restoring and protecting our natural landscapes and making certain the Yuma East Wetlands can thrive for future generations.”

The federal funding will be used for improvements such as designing and replacing the system used to move water around the wetlands, replacing pumps currently fueled by diesel with electrical pumps, extending concrete canals and bringing electrical power to the conservation area to allow for technology updates. The area is widely utilized for public recreation and provides habitat for wildlife including endangered species.

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