Erik Weihenmayer, is coming out with a new book, No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand CanyonPosted: February 2, 2017
This Saturday, February 4th at the Tattered Cover Bookstore on East Colfax.
You know the Grand Canyon is an awesome place with the greatest whitewater in North America
You know that Erik is an amazing individual, and blind.
Combine the two and run the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in a Kayak, blind.
See you there.
“More than a story about a blind man converting the improbable to the possible, this volume provides a powerful testament to the human spirit… Guaranteed to inspire.”
You only have until this Saturday, Sept 3 TODAY at 5:00 PM MT to help SAVE THE CONFLUENCE. Please SPEAK UP FOR GRAND CANYON!
Urgent Action Needed By 9/2 to Save the Confluence of the Little Colorado and the Colorado River in the Grand CanyonPosted: August 30, 2016
CALLING ALL CANYON & RIVER ADVOCATES — The unthinkable has happened. Legislation has been submitted within the
Navajo Nation for the Grand Canyon Escalade proposal (421 acres of development above the sacred confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers, with a gondola/tramway that could bring 10,000 people down to river level PER DAY). If approved, this massive development would FOREVER CHANGE GRAND CANYON!
EVERYONE should submit comments and speak out against this terrible proposal before the deadline which is 5:00 PM this Friday, Sept 2nd!! Please spread the word far and wide through email and social media! We need YOUR help!
1. READ THIS HORRIBLE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL AT http://www.navajonationcouncil.org/Legislations/2016/AUG/0293-16.pdf
2. SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST THIS PROPOSAL! The petition link can be found at www.savetheconfluence.com (and please encourage others to support and follow the STC Facebook page, sign up for email alerts, etc.)
3. COMMENT DIRECTLY TO THE NAVAJO NATION! You can email directly to comments or you can mail comments to: Executive Director Office of Legislative Services P.O. Box 3390 Window Rock, AZ 86515 (928) 871-7590. Comments may be made in the form of chapter resolutions, letters, position papers, etc. Please include your name, position title, address for written comments; a valid e-mail address is required. Anonymous comments will not be included in the Legislation packet.
For a 2 page summary of the proposed legislation: http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/sites/default/files/gc_Confluence_Partners_Escalade.pdf
For more information on what’s at stake: http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/stopping-grand-canyon-escalade
And also: http://savetheconfluence.com/news/proposed-grand-canyon-escalade-bill-starts-move/
The bottom line is:
· This is GRAND CANYON – one of the seven NATURAL wonders of the world. If the Navajo Nation government approves this development, the integrity of values for which Grand Canyon was created will be severely compromised and degraded FOREVER.
· The Little Colorado River corridor and its confluence with the Colorado River is culturally and spiritually significant to ALL of the affiliated tribes who hold Grand Canyon sacred.
· A fragile, delicately balanced ecosystem is at stake. Proposed development raises serious questions about water, sewage, noise, impacts to endangered species (such as the humpback chub that spawn in the Little Colorado River), dark skies and wilderness values.
Nothing less than the future of Grand Canyon is at stake. We support the tireless efforts of SAVE THE CONFLUENCE and all those who adamantly oppose this massive development. Grand Canyon River Guides’ mission statement states: “We will act whenever a canyon natural resource is threatened or the quality of the Grand Canyon experience is compromised.” STAND WITH US AND TAKE ACTION NOW!!! Canyon and river stewards unite!!
Grand Canyon River Guides
I am writing to let you know that FWS is now accepting applications for 2016 summer boat operators. The announcement will be open through December 11, and the link to the announcement is listed below. Please pass this on to any rafting-oriented people who may be interested.
This year we will be conducting a lot of our work early in the season (April-May) and may be able to hire a commercial guide who wants to return to guiding as the summer season picks up. Have them get in touch with me to discuss the details.
I hope you’re having a good start to winter. Let’s hope the snows come for a good boating season.
M. Tildon Jones
Supervisory Fish Biologist, Colorado River Fish Project
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1380 S 2350 W
Vernal, UT 84078
Here is a link to your seasonal announcement on USAJobs:
Martin Litton, the man who turned the Sierra Club around and saved the Grand Canyon Passes Away in his sleep yesterday.
Thanks for everything you did.
Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery project
It is hard work with long days when on the river. It is for the Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery project and you will see some awesome canyons and learn a lot about the endangered fish. The heart of the program is a shocking operation to check on the progress of the fish. So you have to row the heavy boats down the edge of the river unlike normal river running. So if you know of someone forward this to them. If selected you have to get what is called a DUNS number and go through a complicated process to get paid as the government has changed the way it pays these salaries, but I did it, so with a little patience anyone else can do it.
Small Craft Operator (boatmen) jobs for FWS
Below is a link to the FWS boat operator announcement. We are looking at hiring these positions in Vernal and Grand Junction. The announcement will be open for about 10 days from today. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.
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