Championing the Colorado River: Grand Canyon Trust and American Rivers

In March our focus is #MooreWater and #MooreRivers, paying tribute to those tributaries and main arteries that connect communities within states and across borders through commerce, culture, livelihood, recreation and love of nature. We start with the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and our visionary partners who protect it: Grand Canyon Trust and American Rivers.

Carving its way 1,450 miles from its start in the Rocky Mountains, through canyons, high plains and low deserts until it empties into the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, the Colorado River holds significance in America’s environmental, political and artistic history. Not only does this vast river tumble and flow through the states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, and California, providing resources to 30 million people in the Southwest, major cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, and San Diego also depend upon the river for drinking water, landscaping and hydroelectric power.