Ready for some summer fun?! Today we are launching a photo contest, the winner of which will receive a free raft trip through the Gates of Lodore on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument!
Our amazing friends at O.A.R.S rafting have offered this great 4 days/3 nights trip for 2 people to help protect the Colorado River and support our organization. What do you have to do to win? Just send us your coolest, funnest photos of recreating on water on the Colorado River or on any river in the Southwest U.S.
Do you have great rafting, kayaking, swimming, playing in water photos? How about photos of kids covered in mud alongside the river? Send them to us here!
Here’s the itinerary of the great rafting trip. It will take you through the heart of Dinosaur National Monument and one of the most scenic and remote canyons in the U.S.
The contest will run through July 25th –which is “Colorado River Day!”– and then we will let the public vote on the coolest photo to choose the winner of the trip. So, take a look through your photos, or better yet go out and take some photos this weekend, and send them to us here. Stay tuned for ongoing updates about this photo contest. And, again a BIG THANK YOU to O.A.R.S for offering this free trip!
Ready for some summer political action?! We are supporting our friends at Utah Rivers Council in Salt Lake City in their efforts to hold the Utah State government accountable for its water policies. The Utah Rivers Council has launched a petition to force an “audit” of the Utah State Division of Water Resources. The Council alleges that the State is “cooking the books” and basically making up numbers to support proposals for massive new pipeline projects that would further destroy the Colorado River. Today the Salt Lake Tribune editorialized in support of the audit and accused the State of “lies, dam(n) lies, and statistics” by making up numbers and saying just about anything to support its pipeline proposals. The Deseret News also wrote a strong story about the issue. Major kudos go to the Utah Rivers Council which is a scrappy, gritty band of river protectors in Utah, just the kind of eco-heroes we need to protect the Colorado River for future generations. Please sign the petition here!
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