Snowmobile Ban

Snowmobile Ban

Post by JWLBA » Sat, 21 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I've been meaning to do this for awhile.  I just went to the Blue Ribbon
Coalition site http://www.sharetrails.org and joined online.  If you want to
fight back, I encourage you to do the same.
John in PA

Quote:
>Okay... I visited this site (earthisland.org) and these guys are freaks!
>They essentially
>want to make snowmobiling illegal... the handwriting is on the wall.
>Snowmobiling is the
>final frontier of freedom in recreational activities and the US Gov is hot
>to take it away!

>Take notice - let's act!!!

>--
>Sean

Sean,
I'm glad you and others have just recently taken a look at the Earth
Island/Bluewater site, but I need to point out something important here.
I know many get tired of me harping about joing the Blue Ribbon Coalition
(BRC), but those of you that are already members know this issue is old
news.
BRC covered this in their magazine about 6 mos ago.
This is why it is so important to join an organization like the BRC; because
they will keep you informed and up to date.
Once again, here is the BRC web address:
http://www.sharetrails.org
Matt
Doo owner
Manta owner
 
 
 

Snowmobile Ban

Post by JWLBA » Sat, 21 Aug 1999 04:00:00

While I'm wound up about this, here's another point....How many of these
environmentalists actually venture out into the wilderness like many
snowmobilers do?  I've ridden hours without seeing another person.  The
snowmobile is the only means of seeing the beauty and total solitude of the
wilderness in the wintertime.  I am in the habit of hitting the kill switch
when it is safe to do so, to watch wildlife near the trail from a distance.
I wonder how much harm I'm doing to the environment???

 
 
 

Snowmobile Ban

Post by Dennis Smous » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

To answer your question try this sight;  www.snowmobile.org

To continue, education is the key we have to work with.  We have to educate
our representatives continually.  They need to get tired of seeing and
hearing from you.

Ski Doo put on a very impressive presentation at the ISC (International
Snowmobile Conference) held recently in Reno, Nevada.  No I was not able to
be there, but talked to people who were.  Ski Doos message is what is stated
above.  Call and talk to your representative.  To emphasize their point, Ski
Doo handed out prepaid 30 minute phone cards to everyone in attendance.
Their campaign slogan is " Tell the Truth about Snowmobiling".  I receieved
on of their brightly colored yellow pins today with it on it.

Dennis
'96 Grand Touring 500

Quote:

>While I'm wound up about this, here's another point....How many of these
>environmentalists actually venture out into the wilderness like many
>snowmobilers do?  I've ridden hours without seeing another person.  The
>snowmobile is the only means of seeing the beauty and total solitude of the
>wilderness in the wintertime.  I am in the habit of hitting the kill switch
>when it is safe to do so, to watch wildlife near the trail from a distance.
>I wonder how much harm I'm doing to the environment???