The closing of June Mountain eliminates a vital year round resource of income for several families in the near by area. This would cause a devastating domino effect to the June Lake community, followed by Mammoth Lakes, and the surrounding Mono County communities. When times are tough, a community should pull together to see it through, not turn it's back on loved ones.
The petition was able to be presented on July 10, 2012 to Rusty Gregory in June Lake, CA.
Since the petition was started on June 22 the day after the announcement, there has been 1438 signatures online and near 1600 (noted correction*) physical signatures to hand to Mr. Gregory that day. I started this petition out of fear of what will become of all the surrounding communities in a matter of a year without our key attraction and symbol, June Mountain. This petition is to spread awareness that this announcement has been made without any communication to June Mountain's own community June Lake, Mono County, and the Forest Service. As only one voice from the many of our next generation to inherit this land, I stand here today to say that I disapprove of a mountain that belongs to everyone being closed down without public consent.
Please help June Lake as well as all of Mono County get back our beloved June Mountain! Every person who signs and shares this petition is building support and awareness to help us Reopen June Mountain.