Success: One Million Acres Saved in New National Monuments

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Target: Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

Goal: Thank President for preserving historic sites with new national monument designations.

Over one million acres of land have just been protected from development thanks to series of new national monument designations made by President Obama. The President has added another three monuments to the already impressive list that he has created during his tenure as President as he hopes to supplant his legacy as a defender of the natural world. It is wonderful to see the Federal Government actively trying to preserve the natural beauty of the United States and hearing the voices of activists, such as those who signed a recent petition of Force Change.

The three new monuments are located in Texas, California, and Nevada. The new Texas monument is home to a mammoth graveyard, saber-tooth tiger fossils, and the remains of the western camel. The Nevada site is best known for being the home to four thousand year old rock paintings as well as contemporary art. Finally the Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, a beloved destination for hikers and campers alike, has been designated for its rich biodiversity and stunning beauty.

All of the sites will be run by some combination of the National Park Service and local organizations in order to provide the monuments protection and a connection to the local area. These designations have not been without criticism from some of Obama’s Republican opponents, but protecting and preserving the United States’ beautiful natural history is of the utmost importance.

History is a guide to the present and if it is not protected, people are doomed to repeat their mistakes and wander through the world blind. Please sign here to thank the President for realizing this and doing all that he can to protect the natural wonders of the United States from development.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

I am writing to sincerely thank you for adding three more national monument designations to your already impressive list. Designating these sites as monuments not only helps to establish educational programs for young children and students, it protects the land and area surrounding them from development that would tarnish their natural beauty. History is our guide to the future and without it, we would all be stumbling blindly around with no sense of direction.

I know that making more national landmarks is not a popular move with your Republican critics, but I want you to know that to me, protecting the natural wonders and history of our country is of the utmost importance. I understand that some have attempted to curtail your powers to designate monuments and for this reason, I encourage you to preserve a much land as you can before your time as President is through.

Thanks you once more for protecting over one million acres of natural land. Please continue conservation work like this in the future and try your hardest to save this miraculous planet that we live on.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Rennett Stowe

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