colorado river in the grand canyon

(photo: Harmer)

Now you’re home and you’d like to learn more about the Grand Canyon and Colorado River Communities and Environment. Or, you’d like to become an activist and make sure the Grand Canyon stays the same for your next whitewater rafting trip in five or ten years.

Here are some ways you can learn more and be involved in shaping the future of our Grand Canyon National Park.

Also check out our blog post Opportunities to Take Part in Managing Threats to the Colorado River for a River-wide perspective.

COLORADO RIVER RUNNERS ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Grand Canyon River Guides is not just for river guides. Their River Guide Oral History Project is archived at the Cline Library at Northern Arizona University.

ADOPT-A-BEACH PROGRAM
The beach program is also run by the Colorado Canyon River Guides and was implemented in 1996 after the first historic "Flood Flow" from the Glen Canyon Dam. Adopt-a-Beach is a "watch dog" program that allows volunteer guides to keep close tabs on changes to the recreational resource that we depend upon – camping beaches in Grand Canyon. To be specific, this long term photo-matching, beach monitoring effort documents changes in sand deposition on camping beaches along the Colorado River resulting from Glen Canyon Dam flows. Check out some cool then-now photos of Colorado River beaches you’ve camped on.

URANIUM MINING
Yup. In July 2011, a six-month moratorium was approved to extend a two year moratorium that was about to expire. The moratorium is for new uranium mining claims in a million-acre buffer zone around the Grand Canyon. These claims are all within the water shed of the Grand Canyon.

What can you do to help make sure a longer uranium mining moratorium is put in place?
Follow The Grand Canyon Trust (Facebook) or National Parks Conservation Association (Facebook) which has a cool Take Action widget

You Fell in Love with the Grand Canyon was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by admin

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