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Spectacular Chaco Canyon is in Trouble

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We Made It !!!
April 14, 2016

Thanks to all of you, we have reached our fundraising goal !!! Your generosity will be put to good use as we purchase the video equipment and  See more
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THE STORY:

The crown jewel of New Mexico, Chaco Canyon, is in trouble.

A magical, mystical, and spiritual place where ancient Indians lived from 800-1300 AD is being threatened by oil and gas drillers (please watch the 3 minute video to the left and scroll through the pictures).

I'm volunteering my time for Bold Visions Conservation www.bvconservation.org because these drillers are trying to open up areas adjacent to Chaco.

If they succeed, the noise and pollution will forever destroy Chaco's ruins and mar the experience visitors have. 

I'm asking you to contribute to our efforts.   Bold Visions will do the hard work for us - meet with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), the oil drillers, and government officials to get them to halt this.

All they ask for is funds to buy video equipment to document what's happening so they can educate and negotiate with these interested parties to stop this now.

They need a total of $4,289.

To those unfamilar with video production, this system seems costly, but this is an entry level system, costing about a quarter of what wedding videographers use.

Any donation amount is appreciated as 100% (less 5% the crowdfunding site charges us) will go towards purchasing this equipment to document why we must protect this World Heritage site, 1 of only 23 in the United States! (and donations are tax-deductible).

As a thank you, Bold Visions has offered the following reward levels:

for a $49 donation your name will appear in the DVD credits (that's pretty cool!)

for a $99 donation you will receive the above plus a beautiful coffee table book on New Mexico

for a $249 donation you will receive the above plus get DVD credit as an Executive Producer of the film.

Thank you for consideration of this project, knowing that you've made a positive difference in the world!  :)

 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,690

MONEY RAISED
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  • Fitz

    $100

  • Don, Monica, and Pat Berkman

    $400

  • Dun and Bradstreet

    $400

  • High Desert Traffic

    $250

  • LJ Wilkinson

    $250

  • Laura Varela

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Aaron Roth

    $20

  • Bill Walkowiak

    $100

  • Deb Hayba

    $30

  • Scheidecker Jean-Paul

    $50

  • Anne-Marie GUSTIN

    $50

  • Hilda Alvarez

    $25

  • Robin Stessel

    $500

  • CAG

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kristen

    $25

  • Carolyn

    $25

  • Christine Lawson

    $25

  • Barbra Portzline

    $50

  • Anne Tobin Gross

    $50

  • Pat Stanley

    $25

  • cece

    $20

  • Pina Pina Family

    $25

  • Diane Lopez

    $25

  • Bob and Mary

     

  • Jim Kinney

    $50

  • Don Samuels

    $25

  • Nancy Cutter

    $50

  • Julie Amato

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Southwest Backpacker

    $50

  • Norma (sqrrlady) Campbell

    $20

  • Wytewa-Alire Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Jim Kober

    $25

  • Terry

    $300

  • Jennifer and Ronald Garutti

    $100

  • Prudential

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103% Raised of $3,595 Goal

Donor Comments

Prudential

Prudential

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Jennifer and Ronald Garutti

Jennifer and Ronald Garutti

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Terry

Terry

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Jim Kober

Jim Kober

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Wytewa-Alire Family

Wytewa-Alire Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Norma (sqrrlady) Campbell

Norma (sqrrlady) Campbell

DONATION: $20

Shirlee Ann Smith 2 years ago

The Southwest Backpacker

The Southwest Backpacker

DONATION: $50

GET OUTSIDE! LIFE IS GOOD THERE! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Julie Amato

Julie Amato

DONATION: $25

In Memory of dearest brother, Teddy 2 years ago