Topic

Rafting

2 petitions

This petition won 10 months ago

Petition to County of El Dorado, Board of Supervisors, Supervisor John Hidahl, Supervisor Shiva Frentzen, Supervisor Brian K. Veerkamp, Supervisor Michael Ranalli, Supervisor Sue Novasel

Public Comment on RMP Update for BOS Mtg. 9/26

Rafting with Healing Waters has impacted so many lives. Since 1996 we have been empowering, inspiring and enriching the lives of people with HIV and AIDS, and more recently through our work with drug recovery centers.  We are proud to have served and changed so many lives and many of you have been part of these moments. El Dorado County is about to pass a revision of the River Management Plan (RMP) Update that would eliminate our ability to raft with our current status.  Without proper language in it to address this issue, we have no guarantees what our future holds.  Last week we sat in a meeting with County Staff and other Institutional Groups that began the process of exploring a new regulatory status for us.  But we are worried that if the RMP Update passes without some language to protect us, we may not be able to continue our rafting program as we know it.   Please sign this petition and urge the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to defer the vote on the RMP scheduled for the September 26, 2017 Meeting, giving Healing Waters and the other Institutional Groups time to continue discussions with the County and align around a plan that works for our organizations to be able to serve our clients by creating life changing experiences for them on the South Fork of the American River.  

Suzanne Robinson
777 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Evo Morales, Carlos Ortuño René Yáñez, Marko Machicao Bankovic

Save Río Grande and the Grand Canyon of Bolivia! Say NO to the Rositas Dam project

PARA ESPAÑOL, VEA ABAJO Rio SanPedro-Grande is a spectacular little-known free-flowing river flowing through the heartland of Bolivia and offers a world-class 3-week 594km class III-IV Grand Canyon-style rafting expedition, passing through high Andean scrublands and forests, arid desert canyons, and then Amazon jungle as it flows to Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Officials and foreign investors are considering construction of the 156-m high Rositas Dam project near its exit from the Andes that would flood ~100 km of the lowermost river with its jungle canyons and big-water rapids, displace indigenous communities, stop nutritious sediment from passing downstream to the Amazon, and destroy the habitat of a variety of fauna dependent on the river.  The river carries one of the highest sediment loads in the world and would fill in a reservoir with dirt within 30 years, meaning the life of the dam and project is so short as to make it a terrible investment. Government officials in Bolivia should know that this project and all other dam projects proposed on Río Grande are ill-conceived due to the short useful lifespans and the resulting destruction to the environment.  On the contrary, due to the river's navigability by raft, fun rapids, diverse ecosystems, fine beach camps, unique side excursions, interesting flora/fauna and friendly residents, it is sure to become one of the premier tourist destinations in the world should it remain a free-flowing river without dams.  Río Grande Sin Represas! See more info at: Slideshow: Chayanta-SanPedro-Grande Raft trip: SanPedro-Grande Video: Río SanPedro-Grande: a Grand Canyon of Bolivia   ESPAÑOL: Rio SanPedro-Grande es un río majestuoso en Bolivia que ofrece una expedición de 3 semanas de clase mundial al estilo del Gran Cañón, pasando por bosques andinos altos, luego por cañones áridos y finalmente por la selva amazónica cerca de Santa Cruz. Los funcionarios y los inversores extranjeros están considerando la construcción del proyecto Rositas, una represa de 156 metros de altura, cerca del termino de su cañón. Pero el embalse de este proyecto inundará ~100 km del río, desplazará a las comunidades indígenas, y destruir el hábitat de una variedad de fauna que depende del río. Además, el río lleva una de las más altas cantidades de liso/tierra en el mundo (un promedio de 4% en sus aguas) - tan alta, de hecho, que llenará el embalse de tierra adentro de 30 años, haciendo el proyecto obsoleto. Queremos declarar a los oficiales gubernatales en Bolivia que este proyecto y todos los proyectos de represas propuestas en el río Grande son mal concebidos y no deben avanzar debido a la corta expectativa de vida prevista, la destrucción al medio ambiente, y el desplazamiento de gente. Al contrario, debido a la navegabilidad del río por la balsa, los rápidos divertidos, los ecosistemas diversos, los playas finas para acampar, las excursiones únicas, la flora y fauna interesante y los residentes amistosos, el río se convertirán en uno de los principales destinos turísticos del mundo. Rio Grande debe seguir fluyendo libre.  Río Grande Sin Represas! Ver más información en: Diapositivas: Chayanta-SanPedro-Grande Viaje en balsa: SanPedro-Grande Video: Río SanPedro-Grande: un Gran Cañón de Bolivia  

SierraRios
396 supporters