National Parks

Protect The Cape Cod National Seashore

Your DGB for today is to tweet Bill Keating (D-MA-9) and let him know you’re concerned about the future of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Recently, the Trump administration ordered a halt to the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, which has overseen the management of the 44,000 acre preserved land since 1961. While the organization does not make policy, their oversight is a layer of protection for the forty miles of unspoiled beaches, marshes, and cultural landmarks. Under Trump, and Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, the conservation of public lands is, at best, a low priority. At worst, our federal government could be moving toward land transfer deals and commercial interests in some of the places that truly make our country great.

Congressman Keating is a Democrat and a conservationist, so we just need to let him know that we care and there will be public pressure to help him preserve the beautiful open spaces in his district.

 

Example:

 

.@USRepKeating We won’t stand for the suspension of the CCNS Advisory Commission or the deprioritizing of public lands. #ProtectTheCape


 

If you are interested in donating to Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, you can do so here: http://www.fccns.org/donate.html

Learn more about the area here: https://www.nps.gov/caco/index.htm

 

Public Commentary Period on National Monument Review

Your DGB for today is to let the federal government know that we, the people, value the existence and protection of our national monuments.

In April, President Trump signed yet another executive order directing newly-minted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to “review” national monuments designated since 1996. He claims the goal is to prevent or correct “abuses of power” and federal government overreach. Opponents suggest the real reason is that he has his eye on natural resources currently sitting under protected land, such as fossil fuels under Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Now the Department of the Interior has opened up a public comments period and we are asking you to let them have it with both barrels about plundering our pristine wild places. Read this excellent piece on how to effectively craft your comments, and either comment online as we linked above, or mail it to them directly, preferably before May 26th.

 

Monument Review

MS-1530

U.S. Department of the Interior

1849 C Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20240

 

If you have any postcards left over from the last time you gave this administration a piece of your mind? Break ‘em out (or use ours) and tell the government to keep their grubby hands off America, the Beautiful.