As part of her worldwide â€œExpedition: Blue Planetâ€ tour, famous environmentalist Alexandra Cousteau will visit Fort Collins to raise money to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico.
â€œWe are all connected by water, and we are all connected to this disaster,â€ Gary Wockner of Save the Poudre said in the press release.Â â€œThe water from the Poudre River flows into the Platte River, which flows into the Mississippi River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico.â€Â
â€œWe 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.â€
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 Cousteauâ€™s stops on her 14,500-mile bus journey across North America, the press release said. She is exploring â€œwater issues in the backyard of one of the worlds leading economies.â€
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.Â