Hi Friends of the Colorado River! As the Colorado River dam-and-reservoir system collapses and the…
Hi Friends — Let’s Go Rafting!
Our great friends at O.A.R.S. Adventure Travel are offering an exclusive, non-profit-rate raft trip for Save The Colorado friends and supporters on the Green River in Utah! This 4-day trip is a fundraiser for Save The Colorado and will support our work to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries like the Green River.
Dates: August 23rd – 26th, 2015
The trip will feature the famous “Gates of Lodore” landscape, the weather will be very warm, and your companions on the trip will be great friends of the river! The Gates of Lodore, deep within Dinosaur National Monument, is recognized as one of North America’s most beautiful river canyons. An archeological treasure chest, Lodore also offers a wealth of beauty, history, and recreation. Rippling red and brown sandstone is contrasted against the deep green trees and grasses that grow along the river and up the canyon walls, feeding local bighorn sheep. Ancient fossils co-exist with prehistoric American petroglyphs in these canyons. Then there is the river itself—first navigated by Major John Wesley Powell on his famous descent that lead him through the Grand Canyon, the Green has long been a legendary whitewater run. Big-wave rapids are exciting for experienced boaters, but not so formidable as to discourage first time rafters.
Join special guest Mark Dubois (founder of Friends of the River) on the trip. In 1979, Mark Dubois captured national headlines when he chained himself to the bedrock of the Stanislaus River Canyon as a new reservoir filled. While his action forced only a temporary reprieve for the Stanislaus, the growing movement to protect rivers brought a halt to major dam building in the United States.
Gary Wockner (founder of Save the Colorado) will also be speaking on the trip which will directly benefit the Colorado River and its tributaries. By joining this trip you are joining the force to support the non-profit organization, Save the Colorado, and one of nature’s greatest rivers.
This trip has a limited number of seats available, so contact us soon! The trip is fully supported by OARS — great food, excellent guides, and awesome fun!
Click here to see the full details of the trip including itinerary, gear, and travel arrangements: https://savethecolorado.newmedia1.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Save-the-Colorado-Green_River_Gates_of_Lodore_Itinerary-OARS.pdf
Please contact Emily Kay, below, to book the trip!
Emily Kay, Reservations Specialist
The O.A.R.S. Family of Companies | PO Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone: 209-753-4790, Email: EmilyK@oars.com