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Re: E-M:/ Web site for wetlands preservation?

I agree, it's a fabulous idea.  Even with the change in administration in Lansing, the protection laws are weak, and the wheels of justice are turning far too slowly regarding enforcement and adherence to what environmental protection laws we do have here in Michigan.  I have often thought that a true wetlands coalition, a state "watchdog" group of sorts, for wetland issues is what the state of Michgian needs.  And I have always felt that when many people speak with the same voice, you will be heard much sooner and clearer than when you speak alone. 
Monica Evans
Traverse Group of the Sierra Club
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Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Web site for wetlands preservation?

I also think it is a good idea. However, with several wetlands battles taking place across the state, with more to come, I would suggest a site that would incorporate all the wetlands in need and those who are fighting to make a difference.
Each group of folks could have a section. This also would allow for folks to share insights, struggles, what has worked, what has not, etc. The state of Michigan also has very weak wetlands laws and regulations. If those working on wetlands issues could come together and fight the fight, our remaining wetlands will be much better off.
Sarah Roberts
Macomb County Community Organizer
Clean Water Action / Clean Water Fund
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From: Nancy Hebb
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 8:02 AM
Subject: E-M:/ Web site for wetlands preservation?

Gabe Dull suggested we establish a web site to post information about the wetlands/hydrogeological questions we have/"the fight".
It's a great idea.  I don't know of anyone with the skills to do so, so I'm spreading his good idea and hoping someone can suggest a free server or other cheap way to get something up on the web.  Pictures could be included (I have a lot on disc), email contact information, suggested people to write to with our concerns (and groundwater concerns for Michigan) etc.
Nancy Hebb