Target: President Obama
Goal: Urge President Obama to declare the Grand Canyon a national monument, protecting it from destructive practices.
The Grand Canyon Watershed, which encompasses the entirety of the park’s forests, basins, springs, and grasslands, has stood as an American icon for hundreds of years. The Grand Canyon’s close proximity to the mighty Colorado River, into which many of its springs flow, only adds to its beauty. Thousands of tourists travel to the Grand Canyon year-round to witness the majesty of one of our country’s oldest and most sacred national parks.
Unfortunately, harmful practices such as uranium mining and logging are threatening the Grand Canyon Watershed. If left unchecked, this activity could seriously damage or even destroy the park’s beauty. While it is true that these practices yield essential resources for our country’s commerce, destroying a historic icon all for the sake of living comfortably should be a compromise we never have to make.
If President Obama were to declare the Grand Canyon as a national monument, it would be protected from these and other harmful practices and would ensure the park’s integrity for many generations to come. Please urge President Obama to grant the Grand Canyon national monument status by signing this petition.
Dear President Obama,
The region contained within the Grand Canyon Watershed, which includes beautiful and towering cliffs and canyons, grasslands and forests, natural springs and rivers, and a whole host of various wildlife, is being threatened.
Dangerous human activities such as logging and uranium mining are destroying many parts of the park including animal habitats, grazing areas, and ancient trees contained within the park’s forests. These practices not only threaten the park’s wild inhabitants, they also erode the park’s beauty, a tragic circumstance considering how many visitors the Grand Canyon brings in each year.
By signing this petition letter, I am urging you to grant national monument status to the Grand Canyon Watershed. By becoming a national monument, the Grand Canyon would be protected from these harmful practices, giving the local wildlife a chance to repopulate and establish new habitats. The Grand Canyon is one of the oldest and most sacred pieces of American history. Don’t let it fall to the clutches of harmful human practices.
[Your Name Here]
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