WASHINGTON — Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema recently met with representatives from the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.
“Arizona’s public lands are central to our history and our economy. I’m working to ensure the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is protected so Arizonans can visit and appreciate it for years to come,” said Sinema.
Sinema recently requested $32 million in appropriations for the National Heritage Area program, which funds the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area consists of seven square miles along the Lower Colorado River in Yuma, Arizona and Winterhaven, California. It includes the Yuma Crossing National Historic Landmark, the Yuma Territorial Prison and Colorado River State Historic Parks, Fort Yuma, and over 3 miles of contiguous riverfront parks, trails, and 400 acres of restored wetlands.