Thursday, September 16, 2010


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Your voice can make a real difference!

Your voice can make a real difference!

Each and every one of us has a special connection to nature. Whether it's the mountain trails we hike with friends, the flowing rivers we fished as children, or the rocky shores where we seek peace and tranquility.

That's why we're urging you to do two important things right now:
·         Take action to protect the lands and waters we cherish and cannot live without by sending a message to your senators asking them to support oil spill response legislation (S. 3663). Tell them that a new future is possible if we work together to pass this bill.
·         Speak out in the national dialogue about conservation in America launched by President Obama to gather insights and ideas from citizens across the country to create a road map that will ensure the lands and waters we cherish today will be around for our children and grandchildren tomorrow.
Just as we rely on nature, nature relies on us to keep it strong and healthy.

And when you take a moment now to complete those two actions, you'll help address the impacts of the oil spill and the long term problems in the Gulf of Mexico that preceded it.

You'll also help invest in America's land and water by fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the primary funding source for protecting our national, state and local parks.

That's part of why The Nature Conservancy strongly supports pending legislation (S. 3663) in the U.S. Senate. If passed, it would be the most important bill in decades for the protection of our lands and waters. Read more about why this legislation is so important.

So please, complete both actions right now. 1) Tell your senators they must act now to seize this historic opportunity (with S. 3663) and 2) Speak out in the national campaign to collect your ideas about how to help our natural resources.

Thank you for your support and for all you do to preserve life on Earth.

Robert Bendick
Director of U.S. Government Relations
The Nature Conservancy

p.s. Please forward this email to your friends and consider sharing it on Facebook and Twitter. The more people who take action and share an idea, the more we can all do together to help our natural world.