Support Grows for Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument Proposal

Grand Canyon Wildlands


Friday, January 30, 2015

Contact: Katie Davis, 801- 560-2414,

Virginia Cramer, 804-225-9113 x 1002,

Kelly Burke, 928-606-7870,

Bret Fanshaw, 602-252-9225,

Phoenix, AZ– The Grand Canyon Watershed Coalition today praised actions by Arizona congressional leaders calling for permanent protection of the area north and south of Grand Canyon.  In a letter to President Obama, Representatives Raul Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick and Ruben Gallego stressed the natural and economic importance of the watershed and the serious threats it faces from uranium mining and logging.

“These representatives speak on behalf of the residents of Arizona and the American public who overwhelmingly support protection of the Grand Canyon watershed,” said Katie Davis, public lands campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity.  “Their bold leadership on this issue highlights the critical role this region serves in sustaining imperiled wildlife, clean drinking water and a unique cultural heritage for future…

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