Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wolf River Conservancy Needs Our Help

The following message is from the Wolf River Conservancy:

We recently learned that there's no Congressional funding for the
$12.5 million Corps Wolf River Restoration Project. Please take five
minutes, now, to call or e-mail our representatives. The Corps's Wolf
River Restoration Project needs only a final Congressional add of
$1.5 million to complete this final phase that will reinforce the
Collierville/Arlington Rd. Bridge. The Bridge will fail ($2 million
replacement costs) if the head cutting reaches the bridge. Failure to
complete the project threatens contamination of our aquifers and the
Mid South's most essential natural river system.

Please call or copy and paste the e-mail addresses to these U.S.
House of Representatives' chiefs of staff now!

We will focus on our U.S. Senators at a later date.

* This vital $12.5 million project only needs a final $1.5 million
for completion. Without this final phase we risk losing the
Collierville - Arlington Bridge/ Hwy 205 Bridge - while also wasting
the funds already spent.

*The project has benefited from the incredible local cooperation of
Shelby County, Collierville and the Wolf River Conservancy to provide
the 35 % ($4.4 million) local cost share. Contamination of our water
supply is at risk, as well our most essential natural river system!

* The final $1.5 million that will finish the project is bare bones -
w/o funding for recreational trails or boat ramps.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn
steve.brophy@mail.house.gov
509 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4207
Fax: (202) 225-3004
Local Office Phone: (901) 382-5811

Rep. Harold Ford Jr.
robert.sepucha@mail.house.gov
325 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4209
Local Office Phone: (901) 544-413

Rep. John Tanner
doug.thompson@mail.house.gov
1226 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4208
Fax: (202) 225-1765
Local Office Phone: (731) 885-7070

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

With all the wonderful things that is being proposed will there be any consideration of the folks that tide ATVs or 4 wheel drives? There is a mention of boat ramps so motorized vehicles are allowed right?

Greg

Anonymous said...

Guess this was a politically incorrect/unpopular question since there are no replies.

Greg

Butch said...

ATV riding is a family sport and should be considered when spending tax payers money. Just like the Hunters, hickers, photograpers and boaters, it is our chosen means of enjoying all the nature that the river has to offer. Seems unfair that some activities are allowed yet others are considered a crime.


Butch