The Grand Canyon and Colorado River are in danger

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.

These threats are real. If this is not how you want to see the Grand Canyon, help us stop these threats and protect 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,

Jeff Wiedner
Director, Online Community
American Rivers

Posted Dec. 18, 2014

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