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Take Action Now: Protect America’s Public Lands, Water and Wildlife!


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Time is running out for the 111th Congress to pass important legislation that protects our nation’s water, lands and wildlife. Dozens of proposals to protect and restore vital natural resources have been considered by this Congress, but have yet to receive final votes. Tell your representative to protect rivers and the communities that depend on them by supporting a water, lands and wildlife package!

America’s rivers, estuaries, and public lands are essential for our livelihoods, economy, health, and protection from natural disasters and climate change. Protecting these special places is important, not only to their local communities, but to the nation as a whole. We all benefit from the services these natural places provide whether it’s clean water, clean air, tourism, productive fisheries, or recreation.

It’s time for Congress to finish the job. Tell your representatives to protect rivers and the communities that depend on them by supporting a water, lands and wildlife package!

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
With just weeks left in the 111th Congress, time is running out to pass important legislation that protects our nation's water, lands and wildlife. Dozens of proposals to protect and restore vital natural resources have been considered by this Congress, but have yet to receive final votes. I urge you to support a package of Public Lands, Water and Wildlife bills and encourage Congressional Leadership to hold a vote this year.

America's rivers, estuaries and public lands and are essential for our livelihoods, economy, health, and protection from natural disasters and climate change. Protecting these special places is important, not only to their local communities, but to the nation as a whole. We all benefit from the services these natural places provide whether it's clean water, clean air, tourism, productive fisheries, or recreation.

A package of public lands, water, and wildlife bills will protect many rivers across the nation that local communities have been tirelessly working to protect. The Molalla River Wild and Scenic River Act would enhance tourism and protect drinking water for Oregon's Molalla River Community. The North Fork Flathead Watershed Protection Act would ensure that Montana's North Fork Flathead Watershed remains an iconic hunting, fishing, and rafting destination that supports local economies. Nationwide, families will know their local rivers are safe to swim in thanks to the notification requirements of the Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act.

A package of Public Lands, Water and Wildlife bills will protect and restore the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the Puget Sound to Long Island Sound. I urge you to support this package of bills and encourage Congressional Leadership to hold a vote before the end of the 111th Congress.

Thank you for your consideration of my comments and your commitment to protect and restore our nation's natural heritage.