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My suggestion is to use Google for all it's worth.

 

Look for bird watching message boards, wildlife photographers, paddling, hunters.....if it is recreation, it has a message board in today's world.

Create a username and make a post imploring people to stand up for their natural resources. Most don't even know it is about to be taken from them, and are left to twist in the wind after the fact.

 

I posted earlier in the Conservation forum about "thinking outside the box".

 

How many forums do you visit in the course of a day?

 

Have you taken this issue to heart and devoted a half hour of your time to "making a difference"?

 

This isn't radical thinking, gang.

Each and every one of you has the ability to do this.

Adapt your message to appeal to the usergroup you are petitioning, as the examples below illustrate.

Start typing, or copy and paste.

Just get the message out there!

TODAY is the time to do it, tomorrow is too late.

 

Posted to the largest Bird Forum in existence:

 

Approximately 271 bird species egularly occur in the Driftless Area. This represents almost 90% of the 100 species of birds that regularly occur in Illinois. Of these 271 species, 138 breed or formerly bred in this area, including 7 state-threatened and 11 state-endangered species.

 

The species diversity of the area is due to its geographical location and its topographic complexity. Here several species of birds reach or are near their geographical limits.

 

A corporation looking to build 2 Factory Farms (CAFO's) is attempting to stomp out this ecologically significant region.

 

We are within days of either winning or losing the battle, and need all the help we can get.

 

More information can be found here:

http://www.stopthemegadairy.org

 

What we desperately need at this point is a public outcry to the following officials. Please find it inside yourselves to send a note or call to let them know that you strongly oppose this project.

We need you to do this TODAY.

 

Your stewardship is greatly appreciated.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Call the Governor. He appointed the state Agriculture board that is allowing this project. Let him know that you don't want this factory located anywhere in Illinois. Click here to find talking points to explain why you, personally, don't want this plant.

 

Governor Rod Blagojevich

207 State House

Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121

TTY: 888-261-3336

http://www.illinois.gov/helpdesk/contact.cfm

 

Call the director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Tell him to honor the wishes of the county board and the citizens of Jo Daviess County, and deny this application. You can read up on all of these issues here.

 

Tom Jennings, Director

State of Illinois Department of Agriculture

P.O. Box 19281, State Fairgrounds

Springfield, IL 62794-9281

(217) 785-4789

FAX: 217.785.4505

 

How about Photographers?

 

Sorry if this is not the proper forum for this, but I feel it is important information for anyone that steps into nature with their camera.

 

Unless of course, we primarily photograph factory farms, concrete and manure lagoons.

 

Approximately 271 bird species regularly occur in the Driftless Area. This represents almost 90% of the 100 species of birds that regularly occur in Illinois. Of these 271 species, 138 breed or formerly bred in this area, including 7 state-threatened and 11 state-endangered species.

 

Forty-two percent (915 species) of Illinois native flora occurs in the Driftless Area.

 

Forty-five species of mammals presently occur here, representing 78% of the state's mammal species.

 

Two state-listed species occur in the area - the state-endangered river otter and state-threatened bobcat. The main breeding population of the river otter in Ilinois occupies the backwaters and tributaries of the Mississippi River in Jo Daviess, Carroll, and Whiteside counties.

 

The species diversity of the area is due to its geographical location and its topographic complexity. Here several species of birds reach or are near their geographical limits.

 

A corporation looking to build 2 Factory Farms (CAFO's) is attempting to stomp out this ecologically significant region.

 

We are within days of either winning or losing the battle, and need all the help we can get.

More information can be found here:

http://www.stopthemegadairy.org

 

What we desperately need at this point is a public outcry to the following officials. Please find it inside yourselves to send a note or call to let them know that you strongly oppose this project.

We need you to do this TODAY.

 

Your stewardship is greatly appreciated.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

 

Call the Governor. He appointed the state Agriculture board that is allowing this project. Let him know that you don't want this factory located anywhere in Illinois.

Governor Rod Blagojevich

207 State House

Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121

TTY: 888-261-3336

http://www.illinois.gov/helpdesk/contact.cfm

 

Call the director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Tell him to honor the wishes of the county board and the citizens of Jo Daviess County, and deny this application.

Tom Jennings, Director

State of Illinois Department of Agriculture

P.O. Box 19281, State Fairgrounds

Springfield, IL 62794-9281

(217) 785-4789

FAX: 217.785.4505

 

You do spend a great deal of time on various Fishing websites, whether it is general in nature, or Fly Fishing specifically.

 

 

The Driftless Area supports 89 species of fish, 39 species of mussels, and nine species of large crustaceans.

 

State-endangered fishes found in the basin include the lake sturgeon, western sand darter, and pallid shiner.

 

There are approximately 1,632 miles of rivers, streams, and shorelines in the Illinois portion of the Driftless Area. The three largest streams in the area are the Plum River, Apple River, and the Galena River.

 

Seven stream segments in the Driftless Area are recognized as Biologically Significant Streams because they support threatened or endangered species or have high mussel and fish diversity.

 

A corporation looking to build 2 Factory Farms (CAFO's) is attempting to stomp out this ecologically significant region.

 

We are within days of either winning or losing the battle, and need all the help we can get.

More information can be found here:

http://www.stopthemegadairy.org

 

What we desperately need at this point is a public outcry to the following officials. Please find it inside yourselves to send a note or call to let them know that you strongly oppose this project.

We need you to do this TODAY.

 

Your stewardship is greatly appreciated.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

 

Call the Governor. He appointed the state Agriculture board that is allowing this project. Let him know that you don't want this factory located anywhere in Illinois.

Governor Rod Blagojevich

207 State House

Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121

TTY: 888-261-3336

http://www.illinois.gov/helpdesk/contact.cfm

 

Call the director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Tell him to honor the wishes of the county board and the citizens of Jo Daviess County, and deny this application.

Tom Jennings, Director

State of Illinois Department of Agriculture

P.O. Box 19281, State Fairgrounds

Springfield, IL 62794-9281

(217) 785-4789

FAX: 217.785.4505

 

Perhaps you find some great Paddling forums:

 

There are approximately 1,632 miles of rivers, streams, and shorelines in the Illinois portion of the Driftless Area. The three largest streams in the area are the Plum River, Apple River, and the Galena River.

 

Seven stream segments in the Driftless Area are recognized as Biologically Significant Streams because they support threatened or endangered species or have high mussel and fish diversity.

 

A corporation looking to build 2 Factory Farms (CAFO's) is attempting to stomp out this ecologically significant region.

 

We are within days of either winning or losing the battle, and need all the help we can get.

More information can be found here:

http://www.stopthemegadairy.org

 

What we desperately need at this point is a public outcry to the following officials. Please find it inside yourselves to send a note or call to let them know that you strongly oppose this project.

We need you to do this TODAY.

 

Your stewardship is greatly appreciated.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

 

Call the Governor. He appointed the state Agriculture board that is allowing this project. Let him know that you don't want this factory located anywhere in Illinois.

Governor Rod Blagojevich

207 State House

Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121

TTY: 888-261-3336

http://www.illinois.gov/helpdesk/contact.cfm

 

Call the director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Tell him to honor the wishes of the county board and the citizens of Jo Daviess County, and deny this application.

Tom Jennings, Director

State of Illinois Department of Agriculture

P.O. Box 19281, State Fairgrounds

Springfield, IL 62794-9281

(217) 785-4789

FAX: 217.785.4505

 

Can you think of any other usergroups that stand to lose a great deal if this project goes through? Answer this question by telling us how YOU petitioned them.

Put on your thinking cap, or just copy and paste the message that suits your audience, but it does no good to click out of this thread and assume somebody else has it covered.

The difference between winning and losing begins and ends with YOU.

 

Well?

Reply here telling us how you've used your computer to help.

We're all listening.

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