Urgent: Save the Grand Canyon from Escalade


Urgent:  The Navajo Nation is moving forward with building a tourist village and tram into the Grand Canyon at, of all places, the confluence of the Colorado R. and Little Colorado R. They are receiving comments on the proposal until TOMORROW, September 2.
This 60 sec video explains the proposed project:

 

Please do the following 3 steps:
1. Share your comments to the Navajo Nation
Urge them not to spoil this natural resource for generations to come.
And contact Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
Remind her of her duty to work with the Navajo to protect and preserve the Grand Canyon as the 1975 Grand Canyon Enlargement Act requires.

2.  Sign one or more of the petitions:
SaveTheConfluence.com petition
American Rivers petition

3. Spread the word.  More signatures and comments amplify your voice.  Share this post on social media and forward it to your friends. Here is a shortened URL:
http://bit.ly/savethegrand

4. Like this page if you did these so everyone can see how many are joining in.

Remember this is due by tomorrow September 2nd, but even if that date has passed, keep sharing, sending comments, signing the petitions.

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Escalade Project Photo

 

Watch this video to get a feeling of why this all matters:

THE IMPORTANT PLACES. from gnarly bay on Vimeo.

My personal story is this: Five years ago I led a rafting expedition down The Canyon and I brought my 12-year-old daughter along. (You can read about our journey here.)
She says one of the most amazing parts of that experience was how we were so totally, completely away from all signs of civilization and able to truly become one with nature. She only had enough time to go as far as Phantom Ranch before hiking out to get back to school. But she knows she will return to run the entire river.

So now the Navajo Nation has a decision to make: Will my daughter ever get the chance to return to the river and complete the journey unspoiled as it was in 2011?

Heartbreaking to think that we have no one but ourselves to blame for the loss of the Native American culture that cherished the concept of Seven Generation Sustainability and Seven Generations – The Role of Chief

More information can be found at:
https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/32621/
American Rivers on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanRivers/?fref=nf

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