Teach-in for the San Francisco Peaks – STATEMENT & PHOTOS

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Teach-in for the San Francisco Peaks.
Here are some pictures from the event.

The welcoming statement for the teach-in:

Welcome to the Teach-in for the San Francisco Peaks

The primary goal of this teach-in is to provide meaningful discussion, educational, and action-based opportunities to protect the San Francisco Peaks from Arizona Snowbowl’s expansion and snowmaking
with wastewater.

For more than 30 years, community members, environmentalists, and Indigenous Peoples have worked together to protect this sacred mountain. That meaningful work has been expressed through creative and diverse strategies and actions; prayer gatherings, marches, legal battles, listening sessions, lobbying, petitioning, United Nations petitions, direct actions, and more. We’ve had losses and gains.

As we learn, discuss, and plan here today, Forest Service sanctioned excavators desecrate sacred ground. Snowbowl hired Towsley Welding and Construction workers, lay the final few miles of pipeline that would transport 180 million gallons of treated sewage effluent sold by the City of Flagstaff to make fake snow on 205 acres of the Holy Peaks. Thousands of trees, some hundreds of years old, are felled by High Desert Investment and RSC equipment.

Snowbowl plans on finishing with construction on November 1, 2012. Snowbowl wants to be the only ski area in the world to make snow from 100% sewage effluent starting November 31, 2012.
Spiritual leaders, elders, environmentalists, biologists, hydrologists, climate scientists, and even economists have warned us of the risks if we do nothing.
What can we do? What will we do?

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