Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Help save the Chetco River from gold mining.

If he could speak from the grave, Ed Abbey would explain it this way:
The love of [wild rivers] is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth … the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need — if only we had the eyes to see.
Billy Miller in Conehead on the Scenic Chetco River - Northwest Rafting Company photo. 
So if producing 40 to 65 pound chinook salmon is not enough, here's one more reason to protect the priceless Chetco River from proposals to mine almost half its length for gold. It's the epitome of America's Great Outdoors.

See the Chetco through others eyes. Read about three amazing journeys where the participants brought back words and photographs to help the rest of us "see" this wild river as never before: