10.26.2007

maryland parks at risk?

from tom at the bicycle escape in fredneck....

Maryland Parks in Danger of Closure
Please Help Today!
It has come to my attention that due to budget considerations eight Maryland parks are under immediate risk of closure. Gambrill and Greenbrier are on that list. It is imperative that we as riders, voters, and activists contact our local officials to let them know that this is not acceptable. A good way to find your local delegate is to visit this website: http://mdelect. net/electedoffic ials/ It is too late for letters to be sent so use email and phone calls instead. Please do this TODAY as there is a lot at stake for anyone in the area who loves the out-of-doors.
Here is the list of endangered parks: Gambrill, Rosaryville, Greenbrier, New Germany, Rocks, Gathland, Washington Monument, Fort Frederick, South Mountain Complex, Smallwood and Pocomoke
If the parks close we all loss big!
-Buildings will deteriorate and be subjected to vandalism
-Additional monies would have to be allocated to policing the parks to preclude unlawful activity.
-Miles and miles of hiking and cycling trails would be lost as well as scenic over looks and acres of family gathering areas.
Please take the time to send an email and forward this message to other park users,

news at WUSA9

and at MSBC

www.thebicycleescape.com
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maryland residents contact your elected officials

me... I went to grade school with Marty... if I see him I will have to ask him what this is all about




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