Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another hurdle cleared!

Yesterday the Old Forest State Natural Area bill was approved unanimously by committees in both the House and Senate of our state legislature. You can read the nitty-gritty in today's Commercial Appeal.

THANK YOU to everyone who is pulling together to make this happen for our community: Sen. Beverly Marrero, Rep. Jeanne Richardson, Sen. Mark Norris, and many other state legislators; Mayor AC Wharton and Councilman Jim Strickland; our friends George Cates, Gary Shorb and Charlie Newman; the awesome coalition of neighborhood associations and civic groups listed on our left sidebar; and the many citizens who support CPOP and love the Old Forest.

Please take a minute to contact your state legislators and ask them to support the Old Forest State Natural Area bill (SB 429 and HB 2056). Then go take a walk in our beautiful woods.