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Walmart family funds Colorado River restoration

Jul 10, 2017

The Walton Family Foundation has invested $20 million in projects to restore and protect the Colorado River, which faces risks from all sides.
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A billionaire family with ties to Aspen is concerned about the health of one of the region’s crucial bodies of water. The Walton Family Foundation will donate $20 million toward conservation programs aimed at keeping water in Colorado River. Grants were awarded to the National Wildlife Federation, American Rivers, Western Resource Advocates, the Environmental Defense Fund and other organizations.

Reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy talked to producer Christin Kay about why the foundation has targeted the Colorado River and where that money is headed.