TEXAS RIVERS PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
JULY 22, 2021
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Whereas, Big Bend National Park was established in 1943, when Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed to Mexican President Manuel Avila Camacho, “I do not believe this undertaking in the Big Bend will be complete until the entire park area… on both sides of the Rio Grande, forms one great international park.”
Whereas, the transnational Big Bend / Rio Bravo region is North America’s largest and most diverse desert ecosystem.
Whereas, the current proposed bi-National park is along 268 rugged miles / 431 kilometers of the Rio Grande / Rio Bravo (14% of the entire US/Mexico border).
Whereas, TRPA believes it is important to equally protect river canyons, watersheds and wildlife habitat in both Mexico and U.S.A.
Therefore resolved, Texas Rivers Protection Association seeks to join hands with the National Park Service, Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Rotary International, Mexican authorities and land trusts to revive this concept.
TRPA is currently studying advocacy for designation of a Rio Grande International Paddling Trail.