Jul 062010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

As part of her worldwide “Expedition: Blue Planet” tour, famous environmentalist Alexandra Cousteau will visit Fort Collins to raise money to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico.

“We are all connected by water, and we are all connected to this disaster,” Gary Wockner of Save the Poudre said in the press release. “The water from the Poudre River flows into the Platte River, which flows into the Mississippi River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico.” 

“We are honored to host Alexandra Cousteau here in Fort Collins at the headwaters of the Gulf of Mexico to raise money for clean-up efforts.”

The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Armory Events Hall at 314 E. Mountain Ave. Tickets are $20.

According to a press release, as part of the worldwide Waterkeeper Alliance, the Save the Poudre foundation will host the event.

Fort Collins is only one of Cousteau’s stops on her 14,500-mile bus journey across North America, the press release said. She is exploring “water issues in the backyard of one of the worlds leading economies.”

Alexandra is the daughter of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau.

The event only has 260 spots. Tickets can be purchased at http://savethepoudre.org/fundraiser-cousteau-2010-07-10.html. 

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