What’s New With GCY…


January 9, 2019 – Flagstaff Arts Council

December 2018 – Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine

November 13, 2018 – Arizona Daily Sun Article

Native American youth to join GCY’s habitat restoration

April 29, 2018 – Arizona Daily Sun Article

2018 Confluence Award Winner: Christa Sadler


Christa Sadler has worked in the outdoors in one form another since she was young. She is a geologist, educator, writer and naturalist who exudes a love of rivers, deserts, and mountains.  Christa founded This Earth, which bring programs in earth sciences, creative writing, and social and environmental issues to schools around the country. Christa also founded One New Education, a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships for girls in developing countries to attend school.

Past Confluence Awardees


  • 2017: Kristen Harned, Hopi Footprints Coordinator

  • 2016: Renae Yellowhorse, Save the Confluence Organizer

  • 2015: Roger Clark, Conservation Advocate

  • 2014: Sarah Baden, River Guide

  • 2013: Carol Fritzinger, GCY Founder

  • 2012: Lynn Hamilton, Non-profit Executive Director

  • 2011: Richard Quartaroli, Historian

  • 2010: Tamara Naumann, Botanist

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What’s New With GCY…


January 9, 2019 – Flagstaff Arts Council

December 2018 – Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine

November 13, 2018 – Arizona Daily Sun Article

Native American youth to join GCY’s habitat restoration

April 29, 2018 – Arizona Daily Sun Article

Confluence Award

2018 Confluence Award Winner: Christa Sadler


Christa Sadler has worked in the outdoors in one form another since she was young. She is a geologist, educator, writer and naturalist who exudes a love of rivers, deserts, and mountains.  Christa founded This Earth, which bring programs in earth sciences, creative writing, and social and environmental issues to schools around the country. Christa also founded One New Education, a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships for girls in developing countries to attend school.

Past Confluence Awardees


  • 2017: Kristen Harned, Hopi Footprints Coordinator

  • 2016: Renae Yellowhorse, Save the Confluence Organizer

  • 2015: Roger Clark, Conservation Advocate

  • 2014: Sarah Baden, River Guide

  • 2013: Carol Fritzinger, GCY Founder

  • 2012: Lynn Hamilton, Non-profit Executive Director

  • 2011: Richard Quartaroli, Historian

  • 2010: Tamara Naumann, Botanist