Date: 2/27/23 6:22 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Off topic (but not really)
There is a piece by Margaret Renkl in today’s New York Times concerning a proposed strip mine adjacent to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia. Along with a wide array of other wildlife, 234 species of birds have been recorded there, and 700,000 visitors tour the swamp annually. Ms Renkl asks all concerned citizens — not just Georgians — to write or call the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to register opposition to the mining project. The overwhelming majority of Georgians, of both parties, want the swamp left alone. This is a unique national treasure, so it concerns all of us.

John Weeks
North Granby

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