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Connecting to Grand Canyon in a whole new way: digging and planting at the North Rim

by Thea Gavin The North Rim has been one of my favorite places ever since I first visited there in June 2011 for three weeks as National Park Service Artist in Residence. There’s something about spending significant hours, days, even weeks in one place rhythms are established, and these in turn create connections that last long past the final glance… Read more »

Seeps and Springs at Grand Canyon

To many, Grand Canyon is a vast, dry desert landscape. When Spanish explorers came looking for the Seven Cities of Gold and initially saw the Grand Canyon, they thought it was inhospitable and deemed it valueless, truly misjudging the scale of the river from the rim of the canyon. Water supports life, and to these… Read more »

Tourism to Grand Canyon National Park Creates $584 Million in Economic Benefits

Grand Canyon News Release Release date:   Immediate Date:   April 21, 2016 Tourism to Grand Canyon National Park Creates $584 Million in Economic Benefits Grand Canyon, Ariz. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5.5 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2015 spent $584 million in communities near the park. That spending… Read more »

Celebrating the Grand Canyon Association Successes of 2015

Friends of Grand Canyon, welcome to the GCA blog! The year of 2015 was a busy one and the most successful in Grand Canyon Association’s history! With your support we surpassed our goals and provided more support than ever to the park. Here are some of the things we accomplished together this past year: Historic… Read more »