RE: NANFA-- Once upon a wetland

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 9 Dec 1999 19:13:40 -0800

Richard, I agree. The only way to save the environment is through reaching
tomorrow's leaders today. Treasure Mountain Middle School is a hopeful
example of businesses, the government, communities, developers and schools
working in unison to save or restore the environment.

Endangered species are not a problem. They're a symptom. We can keep
talking about protecting rare species today, but as our population grows and
our demands on water resources increase, more species will go exinct if we
don't stop addressing the symptoms and go to the causes of the problem.

Forget Y2K. How about Y6B!!!!!!! In October, the world population hit 6
billion. The population of our planet has doubled in my lifetime!

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 9:46 PM > To: > Subject: Re: NANFA-- Once upon a wetland > > > I've been meaning to comment on this one for a while. I think this > demonstates very persuasively how NANFA should try to implement > native fish > education starting at the schools. With all the help those kids got from > various establishments and the success and federal protection status they > wound up with, schools would seem to be one of the quickest and > most direct > routes to achieving our conservation goals and turning back the > decline of > our native fishes and their habitats, especially if we combine > education with > an eventual restoration project if possible (citing the success > of Treasure > Mountain Middle School to whatever school administrations we end > up dealing with). >

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