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NFC: Fw: [Updates] Action Alert -- Congress Poised to Slash Funding for Mississippi River Programs!
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- Subject: NFC: Fw: [Updates] Action Alert -- Congress Poised to Slash Funding for Mississippi River Programs!
- From: robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 14:32:25 -0400
ATTENTION MISSISSIPPI RIVER LOVERS! CONGRESS POISED TO SLASH FUNDING FOR
CRITICAL MISSISSIPPI HABITAT RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM!
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY AND URGE HIM/HER TO FULLY FUND THE UPPER
MISSISSIPPI RIVER SYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM!
The Upper Mississippi River System Environmental Management Program (EMP)
in danger of being significantly under-funded by Congress. The Senate
appropriated just $16 million for the program, which funds and implements
habitat restoration and enhancement projects and long term resource
monitoring on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. In order to
and restore the health of these two great rivers, Congress must
$19.455 million for EMP.
A partnership between the federal government and state partners, the EMP
successfully helped maintain, enhance, and protect the ecological
significance of the Upper Mississippi River and foster a balanced
approach to a nationally significant waterway. The program has been a
critical link in our nation's efforts to continue to provide habitat
restoration activities on the Upper Mississippi River.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND URGE HIM/HER TO FULLY FUND THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER SYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT $19.455
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000.
If you have questions, please contact Jeff Stein, American Rivers
Mississippi River Regional Representative, at 319-884-4481 or
jstein at amrivers_org. For contact information for your members of
visit http://www.amrivers.org/places.html and click on "Contact Your
For more information on American Rivers' work to restore and protect the
Mississippi River, visit http://www.amrivers.org/mississ.html. For more
information on American Rivers' work to increase federal funding for
important river-related programs, visit
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, #720
Washington, DC 20005
smcdowell at amrivers_org