November 9th, 2018 - 2:00 pm
At the forefront of efforts to restore and develop the riverfront was Charles Flynn, who served almost two decades as executive director of the heritage area.
Flynn retired this past summer, and he and wife Ann Walker moved to Philadelphia, Pa., to be closer to their first grandchild.
Leaders and citizens recognized Flynn’s accomplishments and service to the community and the heritage area with the dedication of the "Charles Flynn Riverfront Trail." The dedication ceremony and monument unveiling were held Nov. 9 at Gateway Park. The trail runs from the West Wetlands area throughout the East Wetlands.
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, City of Yuma and over 500 Gowan employees from 11 different countries including the U.S., planted 740 trees alongside the Colorado River at the new Gowan Grove next to Playa Linda Beach in the West Wetlands today. Thank you for everyone's collaboration and partnerships on making this event happen.