Week 2 – Worldwide Campaign to Save the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon ~ Photo Credit: ©Ferenc Cegledi/BIGSTOCKPHOTO ~ The global significance of the Grand Canyon's natural features prompted UNESCO to declare it a World Heritage Site in 1979.

On August 18, 2010, SEN4Earth kicked off our Worldwide Campaign to Save the Grand Canyon. A critical part of the campaign includes two petitions, one on Change.org and one at ThePetitionSite.com.

The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most pristine and majestic treasures. Mother Nature needs our help to save it! We all need to act to protect the Grand Canyon. Pledge to do your part! Help us by adding your signature to the petitions and ask everyone you know and who cares for earth to do the same. We urge you to sign all the petitions you can to help stop the mining and environmental destruction to this worldly treasure permanently – it’s time for action to be taken to save the Grand Canyon!

Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action! ~ Click here to Sign SEN’s Petition at Care2′s ThePetitionSite!

Click here to Sign the Petition on Change.org

Our Worldwide Campaign to Save the Grand Canyon article was cross-posted on the Care2 News Network where within just a few short hours, it rocketed to the top most noted and active issue in environment. We are grateful to all who have noted that article on Care2, and helped to spread the word through other social networks. We continue to ask for and need your help to raise awareness far and wide about this campaign and urge family and friends to sign both petitions.

Grand Canyon overlook ~ Photo Credit: © Christophe Testi/ISTOCKPHOTO ~ The Colorado River appears as a vibrant green ribbon winding through the more muted tan, gray, and terra cotta-colored canyon walls.

“The truth is it’s such an incredible place, and it’s worth making sure we give it the best and most thoughtful concerns,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to take care of it for the long haul. As time goes on, parks will become more valuable to everyone.”

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Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action! ~ Click here to Sign SEN’s Petition at Care2′s ThePetitionSite!

Click here to Sign the Petition on Change.org

On the heals of the kick-off of SEN’s Worldwide Campaign to Save the Grand Canyon, a recent post on the Grand Canyon Trust’s blog discusses the newly released comprehensive study by the NPCA highlighting the opportunities and challenges facing Grand Canyon National Park, as well as policy recommendations for preserving and protecting this national treasure in the future.

NPCA’s Southwest Regional Director David Nimkin stated,

Photo Credit: Mark Lellouch/National Park Service ~ In prehistoric times, granaries were built high along the rock faces of Marble Canyon. These and other archaeological remains are evidence of various cultural groups that have lived within the Grand Canyon. Operations of Glen Canyon Dam can affect archeological resources along the Colorado River and side canyons; park archaeologists monitor these effects and develop remediation plans when necessary.

“National parks connect Americans to our national heritage and protect the natural landscapes that help to define us. Our new report highlights the challenges facing the Grand Canyon, many of which also affect other national park sites nationwide.”

Ron Tipton, NPCA’s Senior Vice President for Policy shared,

“National parks face many challenges – the impacts of climate change, multiple sources of air pollution, competition for water, loss of habitat, and insufficient funding to support basic park operations. We must ensure our American treasures are preserved and protected, unimpaired, for future generations to enjoy.”

Of particular note from Roger Clark of the Grand Canyon Trust,

“Grand Canyon National Park is a global icon and the many challenges found at the park are reflected in all our national parks.” [emphasis added]

We couldn’t agree with you more Mr. Clark! This is why we here at SEN4Earth have initiated this campaign as a WORLDWIDE mission to provide support to Save the Grand Canyon and its surrounding areas.

Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action! ~ Click here to Sign SEN’s Petition at Care2′s ThePetitionSite!

Click here to Sign the Petition on Change.org

In a quote from the Arizona Republic article of August 24, Mr. Clark stated,

Photo Credit: Alan Levine ~ The Orphan Mine, which produced copper, other precious metals, and uranium, is adjacent to the popular South Rim Trail. Fencing protects visitors from contact with the potentially harmful materials left over from mining activity.

“At least 100 mines that are 20 acres or larger will be operating in and around the Canyon in the next 20 years.” This is a very real threat to life in and around the park and surrounding areas. As has been also determined, mines threaten the watershed with the risk of uranium or mining waste seeping into the Colorado River, a source of drinking water for more than 20 million people downstream.”

Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action! ~ Click here to Sign SEN’s Petition at Care2′s ThePetitionSite!

Click here to Sign the Petition on Change.org

7 comments

  1. Arcteryx says:

    whats wrong with you people will you leave it alone for crying out loud

  2. Kristy Mitchell says:

    Save the Grand Canyon!

  3. Terri says:

    How much more can this planet take?

  4. I signed both petitions.

    Sincerely,
    Edward Janus | Disability Advocate and Activist
    Founder: http://www.EdwardJanus.net | Disability Network Connections.
    10707 Wrightwood Ave. Northlake, IL 60164-1573

  5. Angelika Roll says:

    What a shame that taking action for this is even necessary! Such a sin messing with nature will not go unpunished but the bad part about it is innocent people, too will have to suffer and take the blame for what others did.

  6. Frank says:

    It is incredable that they are even proposing to mine near the Canyon there must be lots of other unspoilt land they can ruin

  7. Dale Must says:

    I signed both petitions awhile back. The Grand Canyon is to the USA what the Great Barrier Reef is to Australia and The Great Wall is to China. All are symbols of majesty, but are fragile and must be proerly maintained.

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