October 9, Grand Canyon River Guides was honored by American Rivers
for outstanding achievements in conservation and river advocacy.
Other honorees were former gcrg president Tom Moody, and Bruce Moore
and Charlie Calhoun of the Bureau of Reclamation. Founding president
Kenton Grua accepted the award on behalf of the guides, accompanied
by River Science Coordinator Andre Potochnik and President Christa
Sadler. The plaque awarded by American Rivers reads: "For so
safely and professionally showing visitors from around the world
the splendors of Grand Canyon and instilling in so many the river
conservation ethic to protect and preserve it for the enjoyment
of future generations."
This award goes to all of the guides. While we may
not all agree on what to do, and how or when to do itour professionalism
and love of the canyon and the river, and our desire to share them
with our guests have never been in question. Congratulations to
all of you and thanks for helping gcrg keep to the "High Road".