Red Rocks Wilderness Movement
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AN AMERICAN ICON: UTAH ’S RED ROCK CANYONLANDS
Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation will host a traveling presentation entitled “Wild Utah: America ’s Redrock Wilderness” on Saturday, January 31, 2010 at 1:00pm at Unity Temple , 875 Lake Street in Oak Park .
Robert Redford narrates this multi-media slideshow documenting citizen efforts to designate public lands in southern Utah 's spectacular canyon country as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. This 15-minute journey through red rock splendor invigorates and motivates viewers to participate in the movement to protect these unique lands.
“Wild Utah ” was made possible through the generous donation of photos, music and words from concerned Utahans who wish to pass this heritage on to future generations. It will be shown in conjunction with a presentation on the current status of the Utah wilderness movement by Clayton Daughenbaugh, Midwest Field Organizer for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and its partners in the Utah Wilderness Coalition seek to gain local support for the “Citizens’ Proposal” to protect wilderness areas in Utah ’s red rock canyonlands. Legislation to do so is currently pending in the United States Congress.
“These are spectacular public lands owned by all Americans. As citizens we have a great opportunity to act to protect these special places,” Daughenbaugh said.
Daughenbaugh is also the Chair of the Sierra Club’s National Wildlands Committee and, a former Chicago community organizer, is author of “Common Sense Democracy: How to Complete the American Revolution in Your Neighborhood”.