A bluff in Door County, where the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program has provided almost $31 million in investment in parks and trails.

Letter to the Editor: Your Six-minute Call Can Help Protect Local Lands and Waters

Let your elected officials know how much you value the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

In a letter to the editor published in the Door County Pulse, Door County Land Trust president Donna Hake calls on readers to contact their representatives and urge them to support reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

“Since its inception in 1989, the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program has invested almost $31 million in land preservation in Door County,” Hake writes. “Everyone loves to live and visit here because of the county’s natural beauty…. During the past year, people have rediscovered the joy of outdoor recreation – the wonder of a simple walk in the woods. The land protected by the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program proved to be priceless.”

With just six minutes, you can call both your state senator and your state assembly representative. Hake recommends a simple script along these lines:

““I’m calling to ask [your representative’s name] to strongly support a 10-year extension of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. It helps to preserve recreational areas and the unique natural beauty of [your region]. Recreation and natural beauty promote tourism and create a strong local economy for us. Thank you.”

You can find the phone numbers of your representatives here. For more ways to get involved, visit our Take Action page.

Featured image by Joshua Mayer, 2013.

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