The Grand Canyon is about to get trashed.
Uranium mining. Major housing and hotel developments. A massive tram ride. These are just some of the threats facing the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.
A major housing and hotel development proposal would deplete groundwater and harm important springs and seeps that keep the Colorado River healthy. A proposed tram would take up to 10,000 people per day from the canyon rim down to the river — turning the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers into a cross between a strip mall and an amusement park. And pollution from uranium mining is seeping into creeks and threatening the Colorado River’s clean water.
These development projects are well-funded, and we have to scale up our efforts to fight them. And if you make a gift today, your donation will be matched $2 for every $1 you give up to $50,000. Can we count on you to make this challenge successful?
Thank you for all that you do to help our rivers. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.
For the rivers,
Director, Online Community
Posted Dec. 18, 2014