Recently Patagonia participated in a Save the Colorado River campaign funding meeting that provided over $150,000 (including $25,000 from Patagonia) to over a dozen outstanding nonprofits working to protect and restore the ecological health of the Colorado River and its watershed. The Save the Colorado River campaign is a partnership between business and philanthropic groups, founded by New Belgium Brewery and including Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Teva, Kenney Brothers Foundation, the Environment Foundation, Environment NOW, National Geographic and Clean Water Fund. Learn more at: www.savethecolorado.org
Through Save the Colorado River and the Our Common Waters campaign, we encourage you to read on and lend your voice to a coalition of 20 conservation groups who are fighting to stop the proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline water project…
Please sign the petition at StopFlamingGorgePipeline.org
The Colorado River Watershed today faces many challenges, as our need for water in the west continues to grow.
From hopeful beginnings at the headwaters of its longest tributary, the Green River…
Photo: G. Thomas, via Wikimedia Commons
to the dry and cracked landscape of the Delta, 50 miles south of the Mexico border. Where the mighty River once met the Sea of Cortez in a rich estuary, it is now reduced to this:
Screen-grab from Pete McBride's short film about the proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline project.
These conditions will only get worse as human consumption increases and climate change threatens to jeopardize the snowpack that feeds the river.
Hit the jump to read more about the proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline project, and watch Pete McBride's image-rich video trailer.