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    the news stories of three weeks ago Here s an editorial in the Las Vegas Review Journal titled To Save The Colorado River Drastic Action Required Now The bathtub ring around Lake Mead and Las Vegas attempt to build a billion dollar pipeline out into Lake Mead provide examples of the threat to the river and the lengths to which agencies are going to get water out of it It s time for the Congress to act and help protect and restore the river you can take action here to send an email to your U S Senators Thank you for your support Posted in Uncategorized Hundreds of news stories about the Endangered Colorado River Posted on April 23 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River As you know last week the national river protection organization American Rivers announced that the Colorado is the most endangered river in America With this announcement came hundreds of news stories across the U S The Associated Press version of the story was picked up by dozens of news outlets take a read of that version here which included excellent comments from Assistant Secretary of Interior Anne Castle who said The river is the essential foundation to the health and prosperity of the American Southwest Assistant Interior Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle said in a statement It provides multiple and diverse benefits including water supplies for agriculture and people outdoor recreation clean energy generation and unparalleled ecosystems We greatly appreciate the Assistant Secretary s comments and her diligence in supporting efforts to protect and restore the river over the last few years American River didn t just make the announcement though they created a pathway for citizen action to protect and restore the river The U S Congress can take leadership to help move this issue forward by better recognizing the endangered river and by investing money in water conservation and river preservation efforts across the Southwest U S You can help us all out by clicking here to send an email to your members of Congress Several thousand people who want to protect and restore the river have already taken action please click through now Thank you for your support of the Colorado River Stay tuned for more news information and action items you can take to help protect and restore this amazing resource Posted in Uncategorized The Colorado America s Most Endangered River Take Action Now Posted on April 17 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River Today the national river protection organization American Rivers named the Colorado as the Most Endangered River In America You Can Take Action Now click through here to send an email to Congress Of course that s both bad news and good Bad because it s true the threats to the river are nearly cataclysmic with supply outreaching demand and with the river s ecosystem already stretched and depleted But it s also good because it will bring attention to this amazing river and give you the opportunity to Take Action Now You can click right here and send a message to Congress to start protecting the Colorado River Take a look at this amazing video about the Most Endangered River in America It feeds us fills our souls provides for over 30 million people throughout the Southwest U S The Colorado River is the Nile of the American Southwest it runs through nine national parks including the Grand Canyon It starts in the snow capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park But we have stretched it to the breaking point Newspapers across the U S are covering this story today but you can help take a news story and turn it into a reality of action click here You Can Do It First please click through here and take action now to contact members of Congress and ask them to protect and restore this great river Second get on twitter and let your friends and the world know that we need to protect and restore this great river for future generations of people and for the natural ecosystem itself Sample tweets below go for it Put CORiver on path to recovery Tell Congress to support smart water mgmt conservation efficiency http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 CORiver supports 4M acres land 15 of US crops 26B recreation economy Act now to protect it http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 CORiver Building a dam reservoir pipeline won t make it rain Conservation is the key http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 Thank You For Your Support Gary Wockner Director Save The Colorado River Campaign Posted in Uncategorized Save The Colorado Update Jewell Steps In As River Conflicts Rise Posted on April 11 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River Conflicts over water in the Colorado River basin seemed to ratchet up this past week at the same time that President Obama s nomination for Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell was confirmed in the job First in a long awaited and tense decision the Governor of Utah Gary Herbert rejected an agreement with the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas that would have piped water from central Utah down to Las Vegas The decision sent shock waves throughout the Southwest U S and is surely to increase water wars as cities and states struggle over the last drops of water in the Colorado River and beyond Environmentalists in Utah heralded the agreement as a victory for Utah as well as a victory for smarter water policy The Save The Colorado River Campaign has been proud to support our friends in Utah who have been fighting this project including the Utah Rivers Council who were quoted in this Salt Lake Tribune article This is a great decision for Utah and we are grateful to the governor for doing the right thing said Zach Frankel director of the Utah Rivers Council The water project was not just another environmental disaster it was about to be a dust bowl that would choke the West s people and environment with toxic dust Second tensions are rising in Western Colorado as oil and gas chemicals are seeping towards and into Parachute Creek a tributary to the Colorado River The toxic chemicals have been found in the groundwater surrounding the creek with cancer causing benzene at levels 3 600 times higher than what is allowed by public health laws Nearby residents are concerned that the chemicals may have impacted wells and drinking water supplies fed by the creek This incident is just one example of the legacy of current and past extreme energy extraction including oil gas tar sands uranium coal and more that threaten water quality throughout the Colorado River basin This Denver Fox News video hits the target as locals near Parachute Creek highlight the fact that when pollution enters the groundwater and the Creek it could quickly travel downstream and contaminate water supplies for 35 million people in the Southwest U S Into this mix steps the new Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell Yesterday the U S Senate confirmed Jewell as the replacement for former Secretary Ken Salazar Jewell s confirmation swept through the Senate with an 87 11 vote and was met with hope by many leaders in the environmental community Jewell has some big Tevas to fill as a replacement for Salazar with regards to the Colorado River Salazar helped push through some important changes in river science and management as well as a Call To Action from the Colorado River Basin Study This EcoWatch org article highlights several quotes from national environmental leaders about Jewell s confirmation On some bright news in Colorado River water supply issues the City of Los Angeles is making strides towards an innovative approach to increasing its water supplies as well as controlling its stormwater runoff that pollutes beaches and bays along the coast The City s program to begin recycling stormwater into drinking water was highlighted in the New York Times this week it promises to address these two growing problems for the City In addition environmental organizations throughout Los Angeles and beyond are supporting the effort The Save The Colorado River Campaign has been proud to support the Los Angeles Waterkeeper s work to help the City of Los Angeles recycle its stormwater If Los Angeles can do it can t every city in the Southwest do it Yes Take a read of the New York Times article here Thank you for your support Stay tuned for more Colorado River updates Posted in Uncategorized Save The Colorado River Update Holding Officials Accountable Posted on April 3 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River When public officials do the right thing to support the Colorado River we like to let them know When they do the wrong thing we also like to let them know In San Diego one right thing is happening so we are happy to thank the Mayor of San Diego Bob Filner and two members of the City Council for continuing to move forward with a water recycling program and facility Two weeks ago the Council s Natural Resource Committee voted to move forward on the City s water recycling and purification program a process that will eventually allow San Diego to purify its wastewater into potable drinking water Eighteen months ago our Save The Colorado River campaign visited San Diego s water recycling facility it s an impressive technology that will help meet water supply demands without further taxing the Colorado River If San Diego can do it can every city in the Southwest U S do it We say yes Our friends at the San Diego Coastkeeper have been hard at work for years helping to make this happen you can read more about the Council Committee vote on Coastkeeper s website here Please take a moment to send a quick tweet thanking Mayor Filner such as Thank you BobFilnerMayor for supporting water recycling in San Diego It helps protect the CORiver bit ly Z71c0G And unfortunately the wrong thing is continuing to happen with the State of Colorado Two weeks ago Jennifer Gimbel who is the Director of Colorado s Water Conservation Board CWCB continued to make public comments about draining more water out of the Colorado River Despite Colorado John Hickenlooper s talk about starting every discussion about water with conservation Gimbel s leadership at CWCB continues to promote more dams diversions and pipelines We are very disappointed in Gimbel and the CWCB in this regard To let her know we ve created a page on Facebook where you can click through and like or comment about your disappointment too Please click through here to read more about it and tell Gimbel to focus on conservation first not draining more water out of the Colorado River As you all know the threats to the Colorado River are significant including human population growth climate change energy extraction and several proposals for new dams and pipelines In a recent National Geographic blog Jennifer Pitt begins a much needed discussion about adaptation strategies when climate change occurs The good news is that some cities have water conservation efforts that prove that all cities can become more resilient in the face of climate change induced drought Take a look at this blog here Thanks for your support Posted in Uncategorized Save The Colorado River Update Help Change The Course Posted on March 27 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River What can you do to help the Colorado River and its tributaries today Take The Pledge We are delighted to let you know that a new effort to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries has launched through National Georgraphic and its partners called Change The Course For each person that pledges to reduce their water use NatGeo and its partners will restore 1 000 gallons of water back to the Colorado River This effort was successful last year in restoring water to a tributary of the Colorado River in Northwest Colorado and with the drought looming in the Southwest U S the effort will be even more needed in 2013 All you have to do is visit the website Change The Course and take the pledge to reduce your water use NatGeo and its non profit and corporate partners will buy or lease water to keep the Colorado River flowing Check it out here and Take The Pledge to Change The Course Last week the Save The Colorado River Campaign had the pleasure of being represented on a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress in Washington D C As a part of the D C Environmental Film Festival the Center hosted a screening of Robert Redford s Watershed Movie After the movie which was attended by a standing room only audience the panel members discussed the film and the Colorado River Panelists included Anne Castle of the Department of Interior Gary Wockner of Save The Colorado River and Sandra Postel of National Geographic The discussion focused on the achievements of 2012 as well as the challenges facing the river in 2013 and beyond We thank the Center of American Progress for inviting us Because so much of the Colorado River is administered by the U S federal government we expect to spend more time reaching out to policymakers at the federal level in 2013 You can watch the panel discussion on the Center s website here Big Water Fight In Utah yes yet another one This week a large coalition of groups is reaching out to Utah Governor Gary Herbert strongly urging him to NOT support a pipeline scheme that would siphon some of Utah s water 200 miles down to Las Vegas This fight has been brewing for a long time as Las Vegas continues to grow and attempt to get more water from every available source A few of the groups in the coalition are grantees of Save The Colorado s philanthropy and so we are happy to join them in this outreach effort In our opinion Las Vegas needs to dramatically increase its water conservation programs Further if the Las Vegas area continues to be obsessed with increasing population growth it should refocus on reducing water wasting sprawl through hi density growth patterns Utah s Governor Herbert should say NO to this crazy pipeline scheme and give Utah citizens a voice in this process so that their water is not piped 200 miles south to Las Vegas You can read the press release from the large coalition of groups here Stay tuned for more weekly news and thank you for your support Posted in Uncategorized Coalition Calls upon Utah Governor NOT to Approve West Desert Water Mine Posted on March 26 2013 by admin Utah Rivers Council Sierra Club Heal Utah Living Rivers Utah Physicians for Health Environment National Parks Conservation Association Friends of Great Salt Lake Citizens for Dixie s Future Utah Trout Unlimited Save The Colorado River Coalition Calls upon Utah Governor NOT to Approve West Desert Water Mine Las Vegas Water Grab Would Unleash Public Health and Environmental Disaster Salt Lake City UT A coalition of interests is calling upon Governor Gary Herbert not to sign an agreement allowing Nevada to suck 40 billion gallons of water every year in a water mining operation in the Utah Nevada Desert After years of controversy and studies showing the project would devastate farming and ranching border communities the resources of the Goshute Indian Nation and fish and wildlife populations in both states Governor Herbert appears poised to sign the agreement If Governor Herbert approves this agreement he will set in motion a tragic long term ecological disaster with a cascade of impacts upon our health agriculture recreation and the economy that will last for decades said Zach Frankel with Utah Rivers Council Few governors are given such a monumental decision to make and he should wait to hear what the public thinks about this water mine before allowing the West Desert to become a barren dust bowl said Frankel The groups are organizing a call in march on Gov Herbert s office asking all Utah residents to call his office every day between now and April 1 and insist he refuse to sign the agreement A Rally will be held Thursday night at 7 00 pm in Salt Lake at 2240 South 900 East If ever there was a Utah environmental issue that transcends all political moral and economic demographics this is it said Tim Wagner with the Sierra Club The Governor has to know that not kowtowing to a handful of Las Vegas politicians is a sign he cares about Utahns first The groups cite numerous studies that show if the project goes forward an area the size of Vermont would see its water table drop hundreds of feet native vegetation would be denuded critical springs will dry up and rural farm and ranch communities will turn into ghost towns The decision about whether to mine this water won t just affect Utahns it will reverberate across a vast geography and many economic sectors said Gary Wockner of Save the Colorado a Denver philanthropic organization Governor Herbert should give Utahns the chance to voice their concerns before he rushes to sign this agreement said Wockner Two dozen organizations will submit a letter of concern to the Governor on Friday outlining their strong opposition to the pipeline because of the long list of community health economic and environmental impacts the water mining operation will place upon Utahns The loss of vegetation covering the West Desert landscape will cause massive regional dust storms that will further impact the air quality of the Wasatch Front one of America s dirtiest airsheds Utah is already in the national spotlight for the worst winter time air pollution in the country said Dr Brian Moench president of Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment Over

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  • Save the Colorado | Just another WordPress site | Page 14
    water supply needs could be met without spending billions on new projects In Utah last week the Utah Rivers Council led by Zach Frankel strongly made that point when they brought Chicken Little to a State water planning meeting The Utah Rivers Council and several of our partners in Utah are fighting the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline a wildly expensive proposed boondoggle that would drain an additional 100 000 acre feet of water out of the Colorado River system and use that water to fuel and subsidize and practically flood new sprawling population growth in Southwest Utah Good work Zach and URC Read the full article in the Deseret News here The Salt Lake Tribune also editorialized against the pipeline read that editorial here Robert Redford s Watershed Movie continues to roll through the major cities in the Southwest U S These past two weeks we were in Phoenix and Tucson for premiers of the film Both events were very successful hundreds of people attended signed the petition to restore water to the Colorado River Delta and received free Save The Colorado posters Led by the Sonoran Institute both of these events partnered with conservation groups in Arizona including the Environmental Defense Fund the Tucson Audubon Society and others At the Phoenix event renowned environmental reporter Shaun McKinnon of the Arizona Republic moderated the expert panel discussion after the film The Tucson screening included a great interview of producer Jaime Redford in the Arizona Daily Star here Occasionally we try to keep you informed about other related river restoration issues around the U S At this time the tip of the sword in our community s movement to protect and restore rivers is occurring in San Francisco and Yosemite National Park In the November election San Francisco voters will determine whether the City should embark on progressive water supply solutions including conservation recycling stormwater reuse and groundwater development all as an alternative to the 100 year old environmental disaster that dammed and drowned Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park Interestingly although San Francisco is known as one of America s most progressive cities its cousin cities to the south Los Angeles and San Diego both of which use Colorado River water are already trying to implement water conservation recycling and reuse programs San Francisco lags far behind The Restore Hetch Hetchy campaign is trying to fix that problem and it has backing from prominent groups and people Take a look at this video starring actor Harrison Ford Thank you for your support Posted in Uncategorized Save the Colorado River Update Posted on September 5 2012 by admin Hello Friends of the Colorado River We hope you had a great summer and got outside a lot to enjoy the beauty of nature and one of your favorite rivers wherever you are We have been busy the last few weeks with the Watershed film tour In Salt Lake City we had an overflowing crowd at the beautiful Salt Lake City Library Co sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and the Utah Film Center the event was a great success See photos here on Facebook Producer James Redford and Director Mark Decena were on hand to discuss the film on the panel afterwards In West Hollywood we had another great event Sponsored by the local environmental group Heal The Bay and by Sundance Cinemas the event featured one of the people in the film Jimmy the bike messenger Producer James Redford and Director Mark Decena were also there as was actress and panelist moderator Sharon Lawrence See photos here on Facebook The event was a pre grand opening event for Sundance Cinemas a multi city theater complex featuring high quality independent movies At both the Salt Lake City and West Hollywood events we gathered postcard signatures for our Restore The Colorado River Delta campaign Over 300 people responded to our Call2Action to restore a small streamflow to the dry and degraded Colorado River Delta You can read more about this Call2Action here on the Change org online petition In other news a great editorial appeared in last week s Salt Lake Tribune by river guide and Moab Chamber of Commerce boardmember Sarah Sidwell titled Save The Colorado River Economy Take a read here and enjoy Sarah argues that we must protect this great river to protect the jobs and economy along the entire stretch of the Colorado River basin s 7 states Finally new polling in San Diego indicates that residents are increasingly supporting of and happy with water recycling programs and drinking recycled water Take a read of the story here on National Geographic A whopping 73 of residents support using water recycling as a part of the city s water supply portfolio Thank you for your support Stay tuned for more updates Posted in Uncategorized President Obama and the Colorado River Posted on August 20 2012 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River President Obama and Colorado River Crop Art Last week when President Obama visited Colorado his arrival in Grand Junction in Air Force One was accompanied by a huge Crop Art display in an alfalfa field very near the airport Check out the photo The crop art is one of the many methods that have been employed to get decision makers attention about protecting the Colorado The project was created by Protect The Flows a consortium of over 400 businesses that rely on the Colorado River Check out the story and the behind the scenes video of the project How low can your water conservation go 90by20 org We are proud to help support the 90 by 20 campaign an effort across the Southwest U S to encourage cities to cut residential water use to 90 gallons per capita per day by the year 2020 And you can help out On the 90by20 org website you can sign the pledge and then all of us can communicate with your water utility on your behalf Ninety gallons per person

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  • Water Conservation in the Colorado River Basin Makes All The News | Save the Colorado
    Please keep up the great work in Southwest Utah Second as drought continues to grip the Front Range of Colorado and the headwaters of the Colorado River cities from Colorado Springs to Denver to Fort Collins have instituted lawn watering restrictions It s important to remember that throughout Colorado and the Southwest U S watering lawns accounts for about 50 of residential water use Not only do we need to stop this wasteful watering and mowing and fertilizing of lawns we need to switch to xeriscape landscapes In the meantime to protect water supplies and river flows lawn watering restrictions are the best stop forward The drought is so severe in Colorado that Denver Water says 8 feet of snow is needed in the mountains over the next 2 months to ward off the restrictions Here s the Denver Post article discussing the gripping drought and watering restrictions Third a new voice is emerging in the Southwest U S from a group of young farmers who support agricultural water conservation as a means to protect agriculture as well as healthier streamflows in rivers In this editorial that was published in the Grand Junction Sentinel Kate Greenberg with the National Young Farmers Coalition reaches out to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper pushing his Start With Conservation message The editorial click through to read it here is titled Colorado s Young Farmers Ready To Join Governor In Conservation and highlights the petition Start With Conservation if you haven t signed the petition on Care2 com s website please click through and sign it so that the Governor knows that farmers and river enthusiasts both want him to focus his administration on water conservation If the spring continues to be this dry all the news that s fit to print may be about drought

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  • Advice for Jewell on protecting Colorado River | Save the Colorado
    the economy that depends on it Permanently Restore Colorado River Delta Secretary Jewell can help implement the significant but temporary U S Mexico water agreement signed by former Secretary Salazar that restores a small flow of the Colorado River to its dried up Delta where drained and diverted upstream it no longer reaches the Gulf of California With a modest water supply the Delta can increasingly thrive providing respite for migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway and renewing a natural system that supplies life and resiliency to both nations Secretary Jewell can help to make the agreement permanent for the benefit of future generations Reject River Draining Diversions Jewell can oppose new large scale diversions and pipelines costing billions of dollars that would further drain and destroy the Colorado River Projects like the proposed Gila River Pipeline taking water from the Colorado tributary Gila River in Southwest New Mexico likely to a municipality along the Rio Grande would create substantial reductions in flows causing monumental losses for communities tourism and countless businesses whose livelihoods depends on the river Make Tough Decisions Dealing with Climate Change Climate change is already shrinking the Colorado River s water supply and predictions are that supplies could shrink further by 9 percent to 20 percent in the coming decades The Colorado River Basin Study proposed numerous options to address these dwindling water supplies including water sharing agreements with farmers using groundwater supplies and retrofitting powerplants With water levels lowering from climate change induced evaporation in both Lake Powell and Lake Mead Jewell may need to help make hard choices about which reservoir lives and which gets drained and liquidate resources that are not performing in a climate changed system Keep the River Healthy Most importantly Jewell will have to pay close attention to the health

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  • Save The Colorado River Update: All Eyes on Lake Powell? | Save the Colorado
    and Colorado State University predicts that climate change may have devastating impacts on the Colorado River basin and the two large reservoirs Read about it here in the Summit County Voice Are the water buffaloes slowly evolving into environmentalists Could be true Please join us in Thanking one of the members of the Colorado Water Conservation Board Russell George for his vote and remarks in support of recreational flows in the Colorado River In a first time in history vote the Board voted to fund the Gore Canyon Whitewater Park in Grand County Colorado to the tune of 500 000 Long thought of as a bastion of dams and water developers the Board may be changing as George s quote in the Grand Junction Free Press moves the discussion in a better direction The time has come to recognize non consumptive water rights have a place at the table in Colorado said CWCB s Colorado Basin Director Russell George Just a few years ago this would have been inconceivable but we re evolving Please click here to send a quick Thank You to Boardmember Russell George When officials do good we want to let them know please click through now Could you paddle 1 500 miles down the Colorado River in 3 minutes No Well maybe yes because these guys did Check out this quick fun video by Will Stauffer Norris From the Vimeo page Have you ever seen an entire river This is a 113 day journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers from source to sea We started in the Wind River Mountains Wyoming in October 2011 and finished at the Sea of Cortez Mexico in January 2012 The river begins as a trickle carves ever deeper and more spectacular canyons and is reduced to a trickle again

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  • Save The Colorado River Update: Movies, Jewell’s and More! | Save the Colorado
    and Zak Podmore hiked paddled and slogged their way down the Green and Colorado Rivers to the sea Remains of a River a series of ten short documentary films is their unforgettable story Click through here and enjoy Everybody is talking about Sally Jewell Who is Sally Jewell As some of you may know President Obama has nominated the current CEO of REI Sally Jewell as the new Secretary of Interior The recreation industry and the Western U S environmental community are all abuzz about this nomination Jewell has played a very strong role in making a very strong case for the protection and restoration of natural landscapes to also protect the recreational economy And the Secretary of Interior plays a very strong role in how the Colorado River is managed Former Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar stood out in his work to protect and restore the Colorado River Will Sally Jewell take that legacy and move it faster forward We hope so Check out this story in Outside Magazine discussing Jewell s accomplishments and challenges as the potential next Secretary of Interior Finally our amazing friends at National Geographic have launched a new campaign Change The Course which is working hard to raise money to restore water to the Colorado River so it once again reaches the sea The campaign allows the public to Take The Pledge to conserve water and then NatGeo s corporate partners will restore 1 000 gallons of water to the river for every pledge taken We are delighted that this huge organization National Geographic has joined in the campaign to restore the river and bringing in the business community to help raise money to improve river flows is just icing on the cake Thank you National Geographic Take a look at the Change The

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  • Flaming Gorge Pipeline Suffers Another Major Setback | Save the Colorado
    this story in the Summit County Voice about the vote and Pipeline DROUGHT continues to grip the Southwest United States and the Colorado River basin So far in the headwaters of the Colorado River in Colorado it looks like snowpack levels may be as bad or worse than in 2012 Water managers are already beginning to worry and scramble some putting together lawn watering restriction plans Currently snowpack in the Colorado River basin in Colorado is at 67 of average March is usually the snowiest month in Colorado so there s still time to make up for the drought But predictions are for a drier than normal year which could lead to even lower levels in the Colorado River To see the actual and gruesome numbers check out this story in the Summit County Voice On a more entertaining note Do you have a trip planned to Las Vegas this year If so try to stop by the Aria Hotel and Resort to see the giant sculpture of the Colorado River in the lobby Created by artist Maya Lin and titled Silver River the project is 87 feet long and made of silver Here s a quote from the artist out of the Las Vegas Sun when the project was built Water is going to become more and more of a debate says Lin who sits on the board of Natural Resources Defense Council I m asking people to take a look at the natural world around them You want to get people to think of rivers as an entire ecosystem You want to talk about a river as a volume of water as an object rather than a flow Finally who says Enviros can t RAP Yeah RAP Well check this out A group of Enviro Rappers took one

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  • Coloradans Want Water Conservation To Protect Rivers! | Save the Colorado
    of other places she says They connect it to quality of life It s the snow in the mountains that feeds the Colorado River and its tributaries and so far the winter of 2012 2013 is dry causing water forecasters to begin to sound the alarm bells of another drought Statewide snowpack in Colorado is at 62 of average the Colorado River basin is even worse If another hard drought follows on the heals of last winter s drought regional water managers are already predicting water shortages and restrictions for residential customers Read and listen to the KUNC report here Drought can be addressed by residential water managers by learning how to use water more efficiently and stretching every drop Unfortunately in most of the Southwest U S our rivers don t have rights to exist and so drought generally impacts our rivers the hardest Last week Save The Colorado s Director Gary Wockner attended and spoke at the Outdoor Retailers Show in Salt Lake City The Bonneville Environmental Foundation sponsored a panel discussion about water sustainability in the outdoor retail industry Panelists included two big outdoor retailers REI and Patagonia as well as a textile manufacturer and the Save The Colorado River campaign REI and Patagonia are doing a great job conserving water through their industrial processes and much opportunity exists to provide leadership for hundreds of outdoor retailers We also had some fun at the Show by helping Protect The Flows give away a free raft trip on the Colorado River Finally some good friends of the Save The Colorado River Campaign our website designers and filmmakers are branching out and launching a major trip to South America s Patagonia region to help protect endangered rivers there Check out this video trailer about their adventure In Patagonia dams

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