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Make the Colorado National Monument the nation's 60th National Park!
Petition Background (Preamble):
We believe it is the single most important thing the Grand Valley region can do to boost tourism, enhance real estate values, attract high level new business, strengthen its economy, and so protect this unique national resource it would take an act of Congress to change its status or borders.
Thousands of foreign and domestic tourists currently bypass our Colorado National Monument because it lacks national park status.
The Grand Valley is in the midst of it’s second major economic bust, unemployment (8.4%) is nearly one percent above the national average, Grand Junction and Mesa County sales tax revenues are down, home foreclosures are the highest of Colorado’s 12 largest metro areas and one in ten rental units stand empty.
Elevating the Colorado National Monument to a national Park is the only current proposal which offers a multitude of sustained regional economic benefits and guarantees our community's quality of life for generations to come for little to no cost to local citizens and businesses who would reap the rewards.
John Otto circulated the original petition for a National Park in 1907. Otto’s leadership, combined with unflagging community support won monument status via President Taft.
Now it’s up to us. Grand Valley area residents and leaders, can be the change! Help deliver an overwhelming wave of support to make John Otto's 106 year old dream come true and to create our nation's 60th National Park.
We stand with Grand Valley Region Citizens for a National Park in full support of elevating the Colorado National Monument to it’s deserved status as the nation’s 60th National Park.
The Make the Colorado National Monument the nation's 60th National Park! petition to Senator Mark Udall, Congressman Scott Tipton was written by Terri Chappell and is in the category Environment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: colorado national monument, national park, grand valley, colorado