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ICF supports environmental, education, health and human services initiatives that change lives for the better.

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Since 1990 ICF has granted over $69 million to support important work in the Baja/Sea of Cortez Region and elsewhere.

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ICF’s environmental efforts have protected hundreds of islands and inlets, miles of beaches and thousands of rare species.

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NEWS: U.S. and Mexico Agree to Share in Colorado River Conservation and Possible Shortage

NEWS: U.S. and Mexico Agree to Share in Colorado River Conservation and Possible Shortage

The United States and Mexico have agreed to update and extend a 2012 deal through which Americans invest millions of dollars in Mexican water conservation in exchange for a share of Mexico’s Colorado River water.

The deal spreads the costs of conservation and the pain of future droughts and shortages across the river’s millions of users north and south. The river supplies water to about 40 million Americans from Denver to Los Angeles.

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NEWS: US, Mexico Reach Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

NEWS: US, Mexico Reach Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with any shortages amid drought and climate change.

The United States pledged to invest $31.5 million in water conservation projects in Mexico, such as lining irrigation ditches with concrete to reduce leaks and upgrading irrigation equipment to use less water.

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NEWS: ICF Funds Restoration of Iconic Monument in Baja California Sur

NEWS: ICF Funds Restoration of Iconic Monument in Baja California Sur

ICF Funds Restoration of Iconic Monument in Baja California Sur. Voice of San Diego Partner Voices by Sarah Beauchemin. The Southern California – Baja California mega-region has a long, shared history. But one aspect of our region’s communal past in particular served as a major link between Southern California and Baja for decades: Mining. (…) In order to assist with conservation, ICF has partnered with the Mexican nonprofit Corredor Histórico CAREM, A.C. (CAREM) to restore a true relic of Baja’s mining era: the “La Ramona” smokestack.

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Activists Flow in to Fight for Water

Activists Flow in to Fight for Water

In the past few years, clean water has been among the most controversial issues in America. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan began in 2014, when the city’s water source became the Flint River, which isn’t safe to drink; more than three years and many illnesses...

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4 Ways the Palapa Society is Bettering Todos Santos

4 Ways the Palapa Society is Bettering Todos Santos

For nearly 15 years, the Palapa Society of Todos Santos has administered educational, medical, and environmental programs for local children and their families in the coastal town of Todos Santos, Baja California. Located less than an hour drive from the bustling...

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