Great Basin Water Tour — June 15–18, 2017
Join Great Basin Water Network, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, and Great Basin Resource Watch on a four day road-trip to learn from rural residents, local experts and Native leaders about the protection of water resources for current and future generations of people and wildlife. Groups departing from Las Vegas and Reno will converge in
Baker, NV for the weekend-long Snake Valley Festival.
The Snake Valley is a vibrant community, the gateway to Great Basin National Park and also ground zero for the Las Vegas water grab Southern Nevada Water Authority’splan to build a 300 mile-long pipeline from Las Vegas to rural eastern Nevada, to pump 58 billion gallons of water every year.
The tour aims to bridge the gap between rural and urban communities, who all depend on water for life. We seek to deepen our collective understanding of what sustainable and
respectful water management means and how we can work together.
The Northern route will talk with farmers working to maintain senior water rights in Pershing County and Native leaders defending sacred cultural water sites in the face of Barrick’s massive Pipeline and Cortez Hills gold mining complex.
The Southern route will hear firsthand from ranchers and farmers whose livelihoods are threatened by the Water Grab and experience the beauty of natural springs and wildlife areas and sacred sites. Both groups will learn about the history and culture of the Snake Valley region, participate in the Festival and have the option to tour Lehman Caves, take a water tour of Snake Valley, explore Spring Valley or view the Milky Way.
The cost is $150 per person for tent campers and $250 per person based on double occupancy for a motel or home rental (plus an online transaction fee). Camping is available at the Great Basin National Park in Baker only. All participants will stay indoors on the first night in Eureka or Ely. This fee includes transportation, most lunches and lodging. A limited number of needbased scholarships are available; contact PLAN for information.
Pay the registration fee online
or send checks to
PLAN at 203 S.Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501
Note: Registration deadline is May 1st.