Canyon Echoes - Protect Grand Canyon!

By Newsroom America Feeds at 6 Nov 2017

"The elements that unite to make the Grand Canyon the most sublime spectacle in nature are multifarious and exceedingly diverse." ~ John Wesley Powell In this issue:

- Protect Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining! - Thank you for Acting on Climate - Picnic Time! - Support Ironwood Forest National Monument - Please Support Our Work! -------------------------------------

Protect Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining! Keep Uranium Mining Ban in place

Grand Canyon is one of the most special places on Earth. The beauty of the landscape, its geology, and the power of the Colorado River through its heart inspire us. Grand Canyon's biological and cultural diversity are truly significant. That is why we have worked for decades to protect it and why we and most Americans support keeping it protected.

Recently, the Trump administration indicated that it wants to roll back a 20-year ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon ( ), putting at risk tribal resources and drinking water, as well as critical wildlife corridors and habitat threatened by uranium contamination.

Please speak up now by sending a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Interior, telling him that we must keep the ban in place to protect Grand Canyon, the Kaibab National Forest, and our other public lands and waters in the region.

Tell Trump Administration to Keep Uranium Mining Ban in place!

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or -------------------------------------

Thank you for Acting on Climate! Letter Delivered to Governor Ducey

On Halloween, Arizona businesses, faith communities, legislators, conservationists, and individuals gathered at the Capitol to tell Governor Ducey that while the impacts of climate change for Arizona are scary, the solutions are not. Advocates delivered a letter to the Governor, asking him to join them and other leaders in committing to reduce Arizona's carbon emissions and to develop an action plan for doing so.

Thank you to everyone who signed and shared the letter. Please continue to act and consider a letter-to-editor or a phone call to the Governor's office, asking him to step up on this important issue.

Read our news release here.

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or -------------------------------------

Picnic Time! Please join us to help recognize and thank volunteers and members.

As a way to say thank you to all of our members and volunteers, we invite you to join us for this fun potluck and volunteer/member awards recognition picnic!

Spend a day at Papago Park and meet and mingle with others devoted to Arizona's environment. All you need to bring are your friends and family and a dish you wish to share. Sierra Club will provide a main dish and drinks. Not yet a member? Please join us!

Sunday, November 12 11:30-2:00 p.m. Papago Park

Directions provided when you RSVP.

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or -------------------------------------

Support Ironwood Forest National Monument!

Please join Friends of Ironwood Forest National Monument, Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, The Wilderness Society, and Sierra Club for a rally to support the monument. Come learn more about the ongoing efforts to protect this wonderful place.

There will be food trucks brewery tours, snacks, and a slide show.

Support Ironwood Forest National Monument Saturday, November 18, 2017 3-7 PM Dragoon Brewing Company 1849 West Grant Rd. Tucson

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or -------------------------------------

Please Support Our Work!

Our work depends on the support of people like you. Please consider making a donation to further our efforts to protect Arizona's wild lands, wildlife, people, and places. Thank you so much! -------------------------------------


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