Get involved this fall!
Film Screening: Our Canyonlands
Friday Sept. 12th
8:30 pm at Star Hall (159 E. Center St. Moab)
Join us for a reading on wilderness by Terry Tempest Williams and a special film screening of Our Canyonlands, a film by Justin Clifton in partnership with the Grand Canyon Trust, to be followed by a panel discussion with GCT Executive Director Bill Hedden, former Canyonlands National Park Superintendent Walt Dabney, and our own Emily Stock of Canyon Country Rising Tide.
County to hold “Public Forum” on Seven County Infrastructure Coalition
Wednesday, Sept. 17th
6:00 pm at the Grand Center (182 N. 500 W. Moab)
From the Moab Sun News:
Grand County will conduct a public forum on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West concerning the “Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Establishing the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition.”
The purpose of the forum, according to the county, is to share information and answer questions regarding the coalition and to more fully discuss the short- and long-term advantages and disadvantages of the county’s potential membership. read more
Film Screening: Last Rush for the Wild West – Tar Sands, Oil Shale, and the American Frontier
Friday, Sept. 19th
7:30 at Star Hall (159 E. Center St. Moab)
Join us at the International Film Festival in Moab for the debut of this new film. The film exposes how impending tar sands and oil shale mining would destroy massive landscapes in Utah and put the already imperiled Colorado River Watershed at risk. It would jeopardize drinking water quality and quantity for thirty-six million people downstream. It would increase air pollution in Salt Lake City, where air quality is already the worst in the Nation. Get tickets and see the trailer here.
Fall Campout in the Bookcliffs
Saturday and Sunday, the 20th & 21st
Join CCRT, Utah Tar Sands Resistance, and folks from Vernal and Grand Junction for a weekend of stories, camping, and connecting with the land near the active tar sands mine in the Book Cliffs. This will be a time for folks from the Uintah Basin, Moab, Grand Junction, and other surrounding areas to meet, visit the land, and share stories about regional struggles.
There will be fireside chats featuring stories about important regional movements such as the nuclear test site protests and past efforts to halt tar sands mining on the Colorado Plateau. We’ll also have bird watching, animal tracking, and plant identification walks as we get to know the land better, and we’ll talk about the indigenous history of the Tavaputs Plateau.
The trip up there takes about three hours. Dinners provided. Email us to see about car pooling and to get directions to the camp site.