The National Park Service (NPS) announced yesterday that it is
prohibiting recreational snowmobile activity from the entire National
Park System! Bluewater Network would like to thank everyone who
assisted us with in this victory! Your calls and letters really made a
difference with the NPS.
While we here at Bluewater are taking a brief moment to savor the
we know that the real fight is just beginning. As you are probably
aware, the snowmobile industry is already gearing up its well-funded
public relations machinery, and plans to turn it loose on Congress
shortly! Industry's political machine is likely to churn out
pre-fabricated opposition comments by the thousands!
What can You do?
1. To counter industry's efforts, please call your legislators
immediately. (If you don't know the name of your legislators, please
go to the following web address:
http://congress.nw.dc.us/c-span/congdir.html This web-site will give
you the name of your Representative and Senators, simply by entering
your Zip Code in the box at the bottom of the page.
2. Next, please contact the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and
ask the operator to connect you to your legislators. Once you are
connected with the correct office please tell the receptionist:
a) Who you are, b) Where you are calling from and that c) You wish to
register your full support for the NPS' prohibition on snowmobiles.
3. Finally, please make an additional call to the National Park
Service at (202) 208-6843 and congratulate them on a job well done!
In the next few weeks, things in Congress are likely to happen
quickly. We promise to keep you informed about any activity. However,
as we learn more about Congress' intentions, we are likely to need
your help again, so please be on the look out for future action
Once again thanks for all your help, we couldn't do our work without
PS. It would greatly assist our efforts if you could send me an email
you contacted and their reaction.