New #CampgroundsNotMalls Video for Funny Or Die

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Contact: Melissa Sun, melissa.sun@sierraclub.org, (650) 637-1384


Small springs in Grand Canyon are threatened by the Tusayan development proposal.  Taylor Miller photo.

Phoenix, AZ— Ty Burrell and Nolan Gould, stars of the hit television show “Modern Family,” have teamed up in a new video to save the Grand Canyon from a planned mega-development. In the video the stars go to great lengths, performing a series of “death-defying” stunts to preserve the natural wonder of Grand Canyon.  The video can be seen here.

Current plans for the 350-acre Tusayan development include three million square feet of housing and commercial space to be built on the doorstep to Grand Canyon National Park. The development would harm wildlife, diminish water supply, and cause pollution. The video is asking the Forest Service to protect the Grand Canyon by rejecting the project

As Sierra Club Youth Ambassador Nolan Gould says in the video, “You don’t go to the Grand Canyon to shop at some big box store… You go to experience the vast beauty of one of the Seven Wonders of the world.”

Ty Burrell, a Utah local, says, “I’m in love with the scenic southwest. This is the land I always dreamed of. I live here to be closer to nature, not to go shopping. Some things are better left untouched.”

Building this development at the gateway to Grand Canyon threatens the very things that the park was established to protect – the waters, wildlife, dark skies, and opportunities to experience natural quiet,” said Sandy Bahr, chapter director for Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter. “The Forest Service should reject this proposal.”

The video, created by Funny Or Die for the Sierra Club, is part of an ongoing campaign to support #CampgroundsNotMalls. Learn more at www.sierraclub.org/GrandCanyon.


About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.4 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.

Campaign Name:

Our Wild America


About Protect Grand Canyon

Sierra Club's Restore and Protect the Greater Grand Canyon Ecoregion Campaign. Looking out for the 11,400 species that live in & love Grand Canyon!

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