Alamosa News | If a t-shirt is worth a thousand words, what do a thousand t-shirts say?

ALAMOSE – A growing number of people are logging on to view, post comments and ask questions at the meetings Douglas County Commissioners are hosting to assess the renewable water resources proposal.

More and more groups, organizations and statewide leaders are opposing the project.

And now, a grassroots movement is underway where residents of the San Luis Valley can show “their support and solidarity for the Valley” in the fight against water export by simply wearing a T-shirt.

In an email sent last week by Nathan Coombs – a well-respected and well-known name in SLV’s agriculture and water community – people are encouraged to buy a #STOPWATEREXPORT t-shirt to wear every day a person may wish to do so but especially to wear on March 26and when Douglas County Commissioners are to hold a “summit” at Adams State University in an effort to hear directly (and in person) from San Luis Valley residents.

“Wouldn’t it be great if the commissioners looked on and just saw a sea of ​​shirts saying stop exporting?” said Marisa Fricke upon hearing the idea.

The t-shirts, designed by Danesta’s Designs, are available in all sizes and can be purchased for $35 with “the design of your choice on the front.”

Orders can be placed via a Google form at or by sending a email Danesta’s Designs directly at [email protected].

The form says to allow seven to ten days for delivery once payment is made in full.

As stated in Coombs’ email, “Renewable Water Resources is asking Douglas County to help fund its proposal to export water from the San Luis Valley. This proposal will be detrimental to the San Luis Valley, our agricultural economy and the environment. Show your support for the SLV by ordering a #StopWaterExport T-shirt! Learn more about

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