It's Time to Protect Our Wild Places
What do the awe-inspiring wonder of the Grand Canyon, the
ancient beauty of California's Big Sequoia forests, and the smoldering giant Mount
St. Helens all have in common?
These national treasures were all permanently
protected as national monuments by a sitting President, and that’s why we are
able to enjoy them without fear that they will be ruined by mining, drilling or
President Obama has already taken steps in the right
direction by making Forts Monroe and Ord national monuments -- but there's more to do.
The President can establish his own legacy by making some of
our special places national monuments -- starting with a piece of the
California Coast, Fort Ord. The site of a former army post, it's one of the last wild places on the
stunning Monterey Peninsula: home to mountain lions, golden eagles and
red-tailed hawks and prized for hiking and cycling.
Tell President Obama -- now is the time for him to establish
his Presidential legacy by naming some of our most special wild places as national monuments, starting with Fort Ord on the California Coast:
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