|Jeanne Willoughby Englert|
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|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1944|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 2006|
Activist and opponent of the Animas-La Plata Project in Colorado. Attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated from Fort Lewis College (BA, 1980). The Jeanne Englert papers are housed at the Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durgano, Colorado. Per the Center's description, "This collection contains papers, photographs, legal documents, and other printed materials. Documents and maps pertaining to the Animas-La Plata Project and related topics. Also included are Jeanne Englerts's work and reference material on her purposed book "One Dam Thing After Another: A Narrative History of the Grassroots Struggle Against the Animas-La Plata Project." The Animas-La Plata Project is located in La Plata and Montezuma counties southwestern Colorado and in San Juan county in nortwestern New Mexico, and was authorized by the Colorado river Basin Project Act of September 30, 1968 (Public Laaw 84-485), which provided for a multi-purpose project primarily for irrigation and municipal and industrial uses. For 25 years, Jeanne Englert campaigned for a change to the public election of directors of water conservancy districts.
Jeanne Englert worked for the Southern Ute Tribe and on the tribal newspaper, The Southern Ute Drum. A former resident of Durango, she and her family moved to Lafeyette, Colorado in 1984. Author, "Translating Ute Place Names," Colorado Central magazine, August, 1995.
Cause of death: heart attack
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Record added: Dec 18, 2010
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