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Citizens Conservation Project

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CITIZENS FOR DIXIES FUTURE via Crowdrise
June 18, 2010

We work in landscape where the major challenge can be the views of long time residents. We're aware that our language seems foreign...  See more

BENEFITING: CITIZENS FOR DIXIES FUTURE

EVENT: Save our Lands, Rivers and Trails!

HOURS PLEDGED: 1,000

THE STORY:

A program of Citizens for Dixie's Future, the Citizens Conservation Project will help protect the natural environment of Washington County — truly one of Nature’s jewels of the West. To carry out the program’s goal, CDF will focus on the following objectives: (1) Identify the language of conservation stewardship that reflects that of the Dixie community: (2) Develop a set of tools to be used to educate the public and promote sustainable development among Dixie's citizens; and (3) Build a team of citizen leaders to protect key natural resources on our public lands.

Located in the southwest corner of Utah, the County is home to a truly unique landscape that includes Zion National Park, two recently named National Conservation Areas (Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam), and numerous wilderness areas. This ecologically rich landscape is home to over 800 species.

As board members of Citizens for Dixie's Future we recognize that long time residents of Washington County can be alienated by the language of conservation. A growing population has brought economic properity to this formerly isolated area. This same growth has put huge stresses on the natural environment and numerous systems are in imminent danger of collapse. Washington County is home to 19 special status species with others under consideration for listing. The Virgin and Santa Clara Rivers are under immense pressure as they have been dewatered for irrigation and to provide culinary water.

Growth has also brought in new residents - us. Citizens For Dixie's Future has stepped up to draw attention to these issues and to seek solutions that create a sustainable desert community. But we recognize that the language we use is often dismissed as extreme and we are characterized as 'those environmentalists'. Acknowledging this, we seek funding to conduct focus groups of the long time residents. Our purpose is to develop a specific language that we can use to draw residents toward the goal of protecting this incredible landscape and the many plants and animals which also reside here. CDF will hire a professional polling firm to conduct this effort and to provide us with specific wording that resonates with long time residents.

CDF will then produce a PowerPoint presentation and brochure to use to reach out to local governments, busines groups, and residents to promote a message of sustainability.

Your support is critical to protecting this ecologically rich landscape. Please contribute today

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$89

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  • CLF

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $19

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The Team: $89 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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DONATION: $19

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DONATION: $20

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DONATION: $50

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