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Protect Precious Water on the North Rim

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ORGANIZATION: The Grand Canyon Trust

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Fence a natural lake on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

The drive to the north rim of the Grand Canyon is punctuated by sweeping alpine meadows and stands of ponderosa pines and aspen groves. The small, natural lakes shimmering in the meadows are sometimes so circular, they could be mistaken for man-made features on the landscape. They're natural! These small pockets of water are important for native plants and animals.

Across 830,000 acres on the north rim of the Grand Canyon, the Trust works with ranchers, federal and state agencies, universities, and volunteers on collaborative scientific research and stewardship projects that improve the health of the landscape. As the livestock grazing permittee of North Rim Ranches, we have the opportunity to protect these fragile water sources from being trampled by cows and bison that roam the high-elevation meadows and forests.

That’s where you come in! We need volunteers to help build a heavy-duty wood fence around one of these beautiful lakes on the Grand Canyon’s north rim. This fence will keep out cattle and bison, while allowing access for wildlife, like deer and small mammals. The project will involve heavy lifting and use of power tools to assemble pre-cut logs. Go home knowing you helped protect wetlands in the arid Southwest.

Accommodations

We will have a car camping base camp for four nights near our project site. The Trust will provide water, a full kitchen, and a groover toilet.

The Trust provides: All meals, snacks, field equipment, and tools.

Participants provide: Personal transportation to the site, individual camping gear, work clothes, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, rain gear, and clothes for warm days and cool nights. Please come prepared.

To sign up online, follow this link: https://www.grandcanyontrust.org/protect-precious-water-north-rim

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About The Grand Canyon Trust

Location:

2601 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, US

Mission Statement

To safeguard the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau, while supporting the rights of its Native peoples.

Description

We envision a Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau where:

  • Wildness, the diversity of native plants and animals, clean air, and flowing rivers abound.
  • Sovereign tribal nations thrive.
  • A livable climate endures.
  • People passionately work to protect the region they love for future generations.
Volunteers are at the heart of what we aim to do - protect and restore the Colorado Plateau. Each year, hundreds of volunteers help us survey springs, plant native grasses, and document grazing impacts. Sometimes we pull weeds, other times we collect data, but thanks to our volunteers, we always bring passion and laughter to the task at hand.

Whether you’re an artist, academic, entrepreneur, or unemployed, we want you! The Grand Canyon Trust offers a variety of trips and volunteer opportunities to fit your lifestyle, interests, and skills. Trips usually run from April-September and are between one and five days long.

CAUSE AREAS

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WHEN

Mon Aug 08, 2022 - Fri Aug 12, 2022
02:00 PM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

Multiple locations North Rim, AZ 86052

(36.21347,-112.0581)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Construction
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Carpentry
  • Woodworking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Five days, camping overnight
  • Participants provide:┬áPersonal transportation to the site, individual camping gear, work clothes, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, rain gear, and clothes for warm days and cool nights.

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