Drain it now, says organization

  Glen Canyon Action Network, an advocacy group that wants to drain Lake Powell, will hold its Restoration Celebration and Rendezvous at Glen Canyon Dam on March 14. The event, which coincides with the International Day of Action Against Dams and the anniversary of author Edward Abbey's death, "will be a celebration, not a protest," says field director David Orr. "The rally is designed to propel us on a progressively snowballing campaign to demonstrate support for draining Lake Powell." Featured speaker will be Earth Island Institute President David Brower; author/musician Katie Lee - who once vowed never to see the dam - will sing. Other highlights include storytelling by river guide and lifetime dam opponent Ken Sleight, and circulation and signing of a Glen Canyon declaration. The group says pulling the plug won't mean the demise of tourist-dependent Page, Ariz. Instead, activists hope, the dam site will be reincarnated as an international center for the study of river restoration.

Contact Glen Canyon Action Network, P.O. Box 466, Moab, Utah, 84532, 435/259-1063, or visit www.drainit.org.

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