View a PDF of the 2009 Annual Report.

Highlights from 2009 include:

RtE’s continued steady growth in membership with over 2,300 active members.

RtE legal and technical staff worked on over a dozen substantive matters, highlighted by continued work on RtE’s first lawsuit against the National Park Service for their mismanagement of the stretch of the Colorado River that passes through Grand Canyon National Park.

Rock the Earth, along with a coalition of conservation, sportsmen and wildlife groups, continued to prosecute its second lawsuit in the Federal District Court of Colorado to prevent the federal government from leasing Colorado’s Roan Plateau under a drilling plan that will needlessly damage important wildlife habitat, traditional uses and cherished public lands.

After years of public education, activation and advocacy, potentially environmentally destructive projects were withdrawn near Newport News, Virginia (King William Reservoir/Mattaponi River project) and in Colorado’s Pinon Canyon (Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site proposed expansion project).

RtE had a presence at over 250 concert dates throughout the United States.

RtE raised nearly $160,000 from memberships, sponsorships, donations, auctions and grants, including significant funds from the Educational Foundation of America.

Rock the Earth received national and international press in a growing list of publications including Ad Week, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Pollstar, Glide, SF Examiner, Denver Business Journal, and Gibson World, while nearly 10,000 people followed Rock the Earth using social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace).

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