Posted by: atowhee | January 18, 2016

MALHEUR PROTEST ON BEHALF OF PUBLIC LANDS

MALHR PROTEST:

 

Where:          Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

“Narrows Pullout” Birdwatching Parking Area

Highway 205, Mile Marker 22 (22 miles south of Burns)

Google Map point: https://goo.gl/maps/YF1YJQgX4qx

 

When:           Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 12:30 – 2:00 PM

 

Who:             Birdwatchers, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, and supporters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and America’s Public Lands

 

BURNS, Ore.-The Friends of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Center for Biological Diversity are sponsoring a rally on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, January 18th to celebrate the importance of America’s visionary public lands system and highlight political and armed militia efforts to take those lands away from the American people.

The rally will feature Candy Henderson, who though undergoing breast cancer surgery several weeks ago and still undergoing intensive treatment, drove several hundred miles to the Malheur when she learned of the Bundy militia’s takeover of our precious public land. She has been camping in small tent in the rain, snow and freezing temperatures to show her commitment to keep our public lands public for all Americans. She attends the Bundy militia’s daily press briefing to speak up the importance of public land and the extraordinary beauty and wildlife of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

“I’ll leave once the militia leaves,” Henderson said, “they cannot keep Americans from their public lands with the barrel of a gun.”

“The Malheur is a national jewel,” said Tim Blount, executive director of the Friends of the Malheur, “it belongs to everyone and must stay part of America’s wonderful public lands heritage to be enjoyed by future generations.”

 

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