[Durham INC] Fw: Save Jordan Lake!
mmr121570 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 11 15:30:36 EDT 2009
Please see below -- and pass it on. It only takes 10 seconds to sign this second petition to preserve Jordan Lake.
--- On Wed, 3/11/09, Elizabeth Ouzts, Environment North Carolina State Director <ElizabethO at environmentnorthcarolina.org> wrote:
From: Elizabeth Ouzts, Environment North Carolina State Director <ElizabethO at environmentnorthcarolina.org>
Subject: Save Jordan Lake!
To: mmr121570 at yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 12:33 PM
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All this sunny, 80-degree weather (fleeting though it may be) makes me
want to do one thing: get outdoors! And whether or not you live in the
Triangle like me, Jordan Lake is a great place to fish, camp
out, or catch a glimpse of a bald eagle. Every year, about 1
million people do just that.
Jordan Lake also provides drinking water for more than 100,000
But rapid development is taking its toll. Polluted runoff
is killing fish, causing algae blooms, and making the water more
expensive to treat.
Thankfully, after years and years of delay, a restoration and
protection plan for the Lake is finally in sight. But we need your help
to get to the finish line.
Can you sign our petition to save Jordan
This has been a long time in coming.
In 1997, state legislators first required the lake to be protected.
In 2005, the Environment North Carolina-backed Clean Lakes Bill added
additional safeguards. In 2007, thousands of you sent e-mails and
signed postcards in favor of the state's plan to control polluted
runoff from development near the lake. Thanks to you all, and
to our other partners in this effort, supporters for the Jordan Lake
protection plan outnumbered opponents ten-to-one.
Then, in 2008, state officials spent much of the year fine-tuning
the plan to make it work for developers and cities upstream of the lake.
Today, however, the clean-up plan faces legislative review, and upstream
cities and developers are still balking. That's why we
need your help to make sure North Carolina lawmakers enact the
protection plan that Jordan Lake deserves.
our petition to protect Jordan Lake and the many rivers and creeks that
flow into it. Then, ask your family and friends to do the
Environment North Carolina
ElizabethO at environmentnorthcarolina.org
P.S. On March 24 -- less than three weeks away -- volunteers and
environmental advocates will converge in Raleigh to ask lawmakers to
protect Jordan Lake. Mark your calendars; I hope you can join us!
1. "Cities balk at Jordan Lake rules," News & Record, March 1st, 2009
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