Please sign this petition and/or email/write your state senators and house members asking them to support Gov. Bredesens Heart of The Cumberlands Project. Some state law makers (Ron Ramsey) are opposed to the idea of doubling the size of Frozen Head State Park (Morgan County) and protecting and conserving 124,000 acres in Morgan, Scott, Campbell, and Anderson Counties. I would bet that Ramsey has not even seen this amazing piece of land before unless it was in a picture. But anyways I am not going to preach, but I am taking this petition and a massive letter campaign to Sen Ramsey and the House and Senate Members soon, on behalf of my county and everyone who enjoys this amazing place in East Tennessee that I am lucky enough to call home. Please help me by just quickly signing this form. IF IT ASK YOU FOR MONEY, JUST CLOSE THE PAGE, IT IS SOME POP UP PROBLEM. SORRY. tHANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND HELP.
This petition is to ask your state lawmakers to approve Gov. Bredesen's budget proposal for his Heart of The Cumberlands project. Some state lawmakers who have probably never even stepped foot on this land, (Sen. Ron Ramsey)are opposing this project. This project would preserve 124,000 acres in Morgan, Scott, Anderson, and Campbell Counties. The land is valued at $150 million but the state will only pay around $82 million. The land will be protected and used for recreation and conservation uses. This project would double the size of Frozen Head State Park in Morgan County. Preserving land may not sound like much of a use to some folks, but this project will bring in a large amount of tourism and recreation dollars to these small areas, which in turn could be used to improve the local education systems in these already lagging behind areas. Which I assume means that some state law makers are against the idea of improving the welfare of rural areas. If nothing else, this land has some of the most amazing natural areas left in the United States that have not been tampered with by humans in some shape or form. It would be a shame to let a few state lawmakers let it go to private timber companies to destroy and make a quick buck. We have a duty to protect areas like this so that we can pass them on the future generations, and for everyone to enjoy, not for one timber company to reap financial gains from. Thank you for your time.
"If we human beings learn to see the intricacies that bind one part of a natural system to another and then to us, we will no longer argue about the importance of wilderness protection, or over the question of saving endangered species, or how human communities must base their economic futures – not on short-term exploitation – but on long-term, sustainable development. "
- Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day
"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us."
- Theodore Roosevelt, speech, Washington, D.C., 1900
Morgan County Commissioner
P.O. Box 352
Sunbright, TN 37872
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