Help Protect Teddy Bear Habitat! DEADLINE: May 5, 2008
Dear Friend of Wildlife,
May 5th is the fast-approaching deadline to send your official public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting their plan to stop the Yazoo Pumps, a project that threatens the habitat of the endangered Louisiana Black Bear.
Just one minute of your time will help protect 200,000 acres of Mississippi Delta wetlands that would be drained and destroyed by the pumps. These are the same wetlands where Theodore Roosevelt famously refused to shoot a bear that had been tied to a tree--an action that sparked the creation of the teddy bear.
Stopping this project will also protect some of the best wildlife habitat in the heart of the Mississippi River Flyway, keep several wildlife refuges and national forests healthy and save taxpayers more than $220 million!
On April 17th, hundreds of people came to the public hearing in Vicksburg Mississippi to support the EPA's plan to veto the pumps.
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts." ~ Richard Feynman