March With Us to Reject the Keystone Pipeline and Protect Our Wildlife

from Wildlife Promise

On Saturday, April 26, thousands will be joining a brave and bold alliance of tribal communities, ranchers and farmers here in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate and make sure President Obama recognizes the true cost of approving the Keystone XL pipeline.

NWF staff deliver nearly 50,000 comments generated by NWF supporters.

NWF staff deliver nearly 50,000 comments generated by NWF supporters.

Together, we will deliver the message to the President that he needs to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and protect our nation’s people and wildlife from the significant environmental, health, social and cultural costs of the tar sands pipeline.

Please RSVP to join us at the march to protect wildlife from the Keystone XL Pipeline!

What: Keystone XL Reject and Protect March to the American Indian Museum

When: Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.

Where: National Mall between 9th and 12th Streets, Washington DC – at the Cowboy Indian Alliance encampment

The morning will begin with a presentation of final arguments against Keystone XL. Then thousands of people will converge to deliver a hand painted tipi to the American Indian Museum in honor of President Obama —a symbol of both our hope that he will live up to his promises, and our promise to stand with farmers, ranchers and tribal leaders to resist the pipeline.

Saturday, April 26th Schedule (Washington DC):

9:30 am: People invited to add thumb prints on tipi liner
10:30 am: Everyone gathers at the National Mall here
The National Mall, between 9th Street and 12th Street NW, in front of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Washington, D.C.
11am: Speakers and Gifting Ceremony of Tipi to the American Indian Museum
12:15 pm: Procession begins
1:30 pm: End at encampment, speakers/ musicians perform
2:30 pm: Event ends

The loss of boreal forest habitat from tar sands development puts the survival of thousands of Alberta woodland caribou at risk.

The loss of boreal forest habitat from tar sands development puts the survival of thousands of Alberta woodland caribou at risk.

The Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline would drive production of tar sands oil in Canada, which has three to four times the carbon footprint of other oil produced in North America. In addition to fueling the climate change crisis that is melting sea ice for polar bears in the Arctic, the expansion of tar sands in Canada is pushing entire herds of caribou to extinction as their forest habitat is destroyed.

Wildlife need your voice to protect their precious habitat! I hope you’ll join me and other wildlife advocates on Saturday the 26th to tell President Obama that it’s time to reject Keystone XL and protect our land, water, climate—and wildlife.

Have questions about how to attend this march? Email me at lockharts@nwf.org