"Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Thank you for all of your support throughout the year. We appreciate it immensely.
While the challenges so far this year have been many, with your help, we have accomplished a great deal.
Please consider a donation to help us continue to meet those challenges.
- This year, you have helped us defend four of Arizona's national monuments -- Grand Canyon Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, and Ironwood Forest -- from being reduced in size or rescinded.
- Despite a strong push from Governor Ducey and some in the Arizona Legislature to eliminate it, we still have a State Parks Board. That is due to the strong opposition from people throughout Arizona.
- Our volunteers removed many bags of trash and hundreds of invasive plants from the Rio Salado Restoration Area and will soon begin revegetating the area.
- Throughout the summer, we monitored water quality on the Verde and San Pedro rivers, engaging hundreds of volunteers in citizen science.
While the Trump administration is busy trying to back-off on commitments to address climate change, we have sent a strong message that We Are Still In. Recently, Sierra Club joined other environmental groups, businesses, faith leaders, and various public interest organizations in asking Governor Ducey to support emissions reductions and to develop a climate plan for Arizona. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=ba7c352f944759e8938bc79657eb2aeb5f2974acf60c10330c50946d35b845b57d17963ce650826ff07ff628984663b8b9ceab0704f7ed45
We have helped turn out thousands to marches and protests, submitted petitions in support of action on climate change and clean energy, as well as against uranium mining on lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.
Our work to protect Arizona's vulnerable wildlife species has become more important as the federal government threatens to weaken the Endangered Species Act and closer to home, Arizona Game and Fish Commission supports policies that hinder recovery of endangered Mexican wolves.
Protecting Arizona's sensitive borderlands from walls and other activities is more important than ever. These policies and barriers harm people and destroy lands, waters, and wildlife habitat. Due to your support, we have been able to move our Border organizer to full time on this issue. Thank you for helping us grow.
Along with many partners, we are continuing our work to stop the Resolution Copper Mine and the Rosemont Mine, both of which threaten cultural and natural values of these lands. We also continue efforts with the leadership of the Havasupai Tribe to stop the Canyon Mine, a uranium mine located on public lands near Grand Canyon.
Please consider a contribution to help us continue our efforts to address these and other important issues.
To make a contribution, you can donate online here http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=ba7c352f944759e8424dcd71890c1f196249202d2926228cd97913ac1d905e1ecd16b0599d672756415ed9b984c59afca15572d059f89714 or send a check to Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, 514 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003.
We sincerely appreciate any financial and/or volunteer support you can provide.
Sandy Bahr Chapter Director
P.S. Please give as generously as you can. Every dollar you give to Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter is spent right here in Arizona to protect our public lands, waters, and wildlife for future generations.
P.P.S. To find out more about what is happening on environmental protection in Arizona or to volunteer for service projects or policy work, please contact me at (602) 253-8633 or email@example.com.
Gifts to the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter support our citizen-based advocacy and legislative programs and, therefore, are not tax-deductible.