Since it’s St. Patricks Day why not concentrate on all things GREEN.
Coming soon to Utah, Wyoming and Colorado:
2,700 miles, 12 stops and 8 reasons to support keeping the Green like it is…
TU launches its “Green with Envy” roadshow in Jackson, March 13
JACKSON, Wyo. — Trout Unlimited’s best sportsmen are gearing up for a 12-stop roadshow to premiere its film “Green with Envy.” They’ll be kicking it off Tuesday, March 13 in Jackson, Wyoming.
The film highlights the incredible Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Green River fisheries and the potential devastating effects of the proposed Million Pipeline. Under the proposal, 81 billion gallons of water would be diverted annually from the Reservoir and the Green River causing a potential domino effect of negative impacts to local fisheries and economies.
Imagine the world-renowned section below the dam whose emerald waters produce an epic experience hobbled by low and inconsistent flows. Or the trophy-class populations of kokanee salmon, lake and rainbow trout produced in the reservoir potentially trashed by dramatically lower water levels.
And for what? Simply to pipe water 560 miles to the Front Range of Colorado, likely requiring hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to build and operate.
Seem like a bad idea? That’s exactly what we thought.
Join us for a showing of “Green with Envy,” and help stop this reckless proposal that could ruin of a world-class fishery and at best be a costly boondoggle. If that isn’t enough reason to come out, here’s a few more:
Top Eight Reasons “Green with Envy” Will Kick the Butt of Your Other Upcoming Entertainment Options:
1.) You don’t have to go far: we’re bringing the show to you! Plus, our film is way more interesting than the re-runs of “The Big Bang Theory” you usually watch on Tuesday night, so there’s some incentive…
2.) There are better ways to approach future water needs on the Front Range (in fact, ask us and we can tell you about them). Increasing conservation measures and expansion of existing projects are two of them. Draining a reservoir and river at the expense of sportsmen and local communities to pipe water hundreds of miles over the Continental Divide is not.
3.) Flaming Gorge and the Green River fuel a $118 million dollar recreation-based economy. It doesn’t take a math whiz to know that’s a lot of dough to replace if region gets hammered by this proposal.
4.) As proposed, this project stands to drop levels at Flaming Gorge Reservoir so significantly that it could raise water temperatures and salinity levels, ruining a world-class Kokanee salmon, rainbow and lake trout fishery. The same goes for the Green River. Goodbye, blue-winged olive madness.
5.) As water levels drop, so too will access for anglers; tens of millions will have to be spent re-building boat ramps, marinas and access points, which means more taxpayer dollars.
6.) Free stuff (including a chance at two guided trips down the Green River and one day trip down Wyoming’s Grey Reef). Need we say more?
7.) This fight is far from over. While an initial application was denied, Aaron Million, the wealthy entrepreneur behind the project, has already announced he will re-submit a stronger proposal in the near future.
8.) On this issue, public opinion does matter and will play a vital role in the federal government’s decision on whether to allow the project to proceed. If you, like thousands of others, want to keep the Green the way it is, go to www.ourdamwater.org and sign up to show your support. And send a friend while you’re at it. Because in the end, it’s our dam water too.