|03-05-2009, 06:17 AM||#1 (permalink)|
* The Printer *
Land Use Booth at KOH '09
The KOH Event went off well. The Land Use Booth had a good location. During the Contingency line up, all of the Competitors had to drive by the Booth, which gave us a captive audience for many hours that afternoon. We got "props" from Eric Anderson (Mustard Dog) for manning the booth while he was sitting in his rig waiting his turn in line.
We were able to speak with many people, some that knew little of the Proposed Base Expansion. We gave everybody good details on the whats and whys of the different Alternatives. Some knew lots, some knew little and some knew next to nothing. All left the booth with a better understanding of the situation than they started with - whether they wanted to or not!!
Me - Steve G, representing Cal 4 Wheel, Harry and Helen Baker, representing Cal 4 Wheel and the Partnership for Johnson Valley, worked the booth for 8-12 hours per day. Bo Neece - Tierra Del Sol put in some serious hours on Thursday, Mike ? - FOJV and Donald - Rock Brawlers and FOJV stopped by and kept us company as well.
I explained to all, that just because the "Official Comment" period ended (January 31, 2009) this is no reason to stop making our wishes heard. Keep up to comment, letters, phone calls and email to the Marines, BLM and our Federal Representatives and Congressman. Don't let any of then thing that we have gone away like the "deadline".
With people from all across the Country there, it was a great opportunity to explain how we all need to work on each others Land Use issues.
Many of the "out of towners" have participated in the online Letterwriter Program, the Petition and filling out the Comment Forms.
All of us involved in the Fight to Save Johnson Valley need to also help the rest of the Country save their OHV areas as well.
A current issue is:
Tellico OHV area. Our friends from across the country are showing support for Johnson Valley, we need to show support for them as well. Please take a few minutes to see the issues and write letters.
Anyway, sorry that more of you couldn't make it by the booth to at least say "Hi!". I know everyone was busy.
PS I did print up a few things from the FOJV download folder and laminated them for display on the tables. These materials will also get used at the Desert Safari this weekend and future events.