A recent article posted on the American Rivers website highlights the growing threats to America’s ten most endangered rivers. The Colorado River has made the list yet again in 2017.
The combined risks of increasing population in the Southwest, climate change, and rollbacks in environmental protection by the Trump administration spell big trouble for this critical waterway and those who depend on it for their very existence.
Grand Canyon supporters need not be reminded that the Colorado River is the lifeblood of the iconic chasm that is widely considered to be one of the Crown Jewels of the National Park System.
It’s hard to underestimate what is at stake as concerned citizens, activists, business interests, politicians and other stakeholders grapple with this issue. Future generations will rely on the important decisions made today.
Groups like American Rivers, a national non-profit who advocates for the protection and restoration of our nation’s rivers, are leading the charge. But as they say, every voice counts. Follow this link to learn more about the threats and opportunities presented by this crises, and let your voice be heard: