Concert for the Grand Canyon
featuring Bill Oliver and Peter Neils
By Michael Henningsen
Wednesday, July 14; Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (212 Harvard SE, all ages, 7 p.m.): Damn that Glen Canyon dam! Since the 1963 completion of this giant concrete plug just upstream of the Grand Canyon, four of the eight fish species native to the Colorado River have become extinct, while two others are struggling for survival. And that's just the beginning. Both the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River that carved it are very different from their relatively pristine states of just 39 years ago. Living Rivers, a Utah-based organization, hopes to bring attention to the plight of the delicate ecosystem we've managed to virtually destroy—just as Teddy Roosevelt predicted 100 years ago—in the hope of turning back the clock to the degree that some of what's been lost can be restored.
Join Living Rivers, Austin folksinger Bill Oliver and Burque's own Peter Neils at the annual Concert for the Grand Canyon. A donation of $8 is requested, and all proceeds will directly benefit Living Rivers and their efforts to reclaim the Grand Canyon wilderness.
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