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NFC: Fw: Put the Wilderness back in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Robert Rice
NFC president

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From: American Rivers <action at action_amrivers.org>
To: robertrice at juno_com
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 10:55:48 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Put the Wilderness back in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway
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The Allagash Wilderness Waterway in northern Maine was the first 
river designated as a wild and scenic river to be managed by a state, 
rather than the federal government. 

Unfortunately, the state of Maine has not kept its promise to protect 
the river's wild character, allowing new roads, access points, and 
even dams to be built, in violation of the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act. In 1997, the state illegally reconstructed Churchill Dam. 

The Maine Department of Conservation and the National Park Service 
have now reached a draft Memorandum of Agreement to offset the 
adverse impacts of this dam. You can take action to help restore the 
Allagash Wilderness Waterway and ensure the integrity of the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act by voicing your support for a strengthened 
agreement between the state and the National Park Service.

To take action now, visit www.americanrivers.org/takeaction/.  

If you are in Maine, you can attend and speak at one of four public 
hearings on Thursday, January 10, 2002 from 5:30-9:30 PM. For 
details, go to Natural Resources Council of Maine's web page at 

Thank you robertrice at juno_com for helping to protect and 
restore America's rivers.

To contact American Rivers, send an email to Rebecca 
Sherman at outreach at amrivers_org or call 202-347-7550.

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