Michigan House Bill 4610 - "Right to Ride" Hearing Scheduled!

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May 8, 2008
Date: 04/15/2009 pstrongBLUERIBBON COALITION PARTNER ACTION ALERT!/strong/ppstrongMichigan House Bill 4610 - quot;Right to Ridequot; Hearing Scheduled!/strong/ppstrongDear BRC members, supporters and action alert subscribers, /strong/ppWe just received an urgent email from the Pigeon River amp; Beyond - Back Country Horsemen, Michigan (www.bchmi.org/) asking us to help get the word out on an important piece of legislation recently introduced in the Michigan Legislature./ppI have pasted in a copy of their email below; please take a couple of minutes to read it over and pass along./ppstrongThanks for your quick action,/strongbr /Ric Fosterbr /Public Lands Department Managerbr /BlueRibbon Coalitionbr /208-237-1008 ext 107br /______________________________________________________________________/ppHello,/ppWe could use your help in anyway possible in promoting the following legislation please:/ppstrongH.B. 4610 - quot;Right to Ridequot; Hearing scheduled!/strong/pphttp://www.bchmi.org/actionalerts.htm/ppThe hearing for the quot;Right to Ridequot; bill (H.B. 4610) with the Tourism, Outdoor Recreation-Natural Resource Committee, chaired by Rep. Joel Sheltrown, has now been scheduled!/ppPlease note April 28, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. on your calendars!/ppLocation:/ppAnderson House Office Buildingbr /124 North Capital, Room 521br /Lansing, MI ---/ppHB 4610 Online petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Enact-HB4610-Michigan-Right-to-Ride-legislation br /---/ppI don't know if you can help us by spreading the word on this important bill by posting on your website or by your action alerts, but it sure would be appreciated.nbsp; I am the webmaster for the Back Country Horsemen, Pigeon River amp; Beyond, MI website.nbsp; We are currently working towards becoming the state-wide affiliate of BCH of America for Michigan (501C)./ppWe have been diligently working to the point we are currently at for about a year now.nbsp; We are at a crucial turning point right now with the hearing date scheduled for April.nbsp; We can use all the promotion of this bill and our online petition that we can get!/ppI subscribe to your quot;alertsquot; and didn't know if you would be able to send out an alert for us on this important bill.nbsp; Michigan DNR has become geared towards a quot;look, but don't touchquot; agenda.nbsp; It's all about the quot;Big Wildquot; anymore.nbsp; Users are indiscriminately being kicked off of public lands without sound scientific reasons.nbsp; Our online petition will give you a quick idea about how people in Michigan, and surrounding states, feel about being kicked off of more public lands in Michigan without a legitimate reason./ppHB 4610 (Right to Ride):nbsp; http://www.bchmi.org/legislation.htm/ppI also wondered if you wouldn't have representation in your area that might be able to testify on our behalf at the Tourism, Outdoor Recreation - Natural Resource Committee hearing.nbsp; Please advise./ppPlease visit our website to learn more.nbsp; Also feel free to contact me via email or phone me at 906-341-2500.nbsp; Thank you!nbsp; br /~ Nanette White, Webmaster BCHMI.orgbr /righttoride@live.combr /______________________________________________________________/ppstrongPublic Meetings.../strong/ppFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; br /nbsp;br /Contact: Mary Dettloff 517-335-3014nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; br /nbsp;nbsp; br /DNR Announces Series of Statewide Town Hall Meetings to Engage Public in Determining Conservation Prioritiesbr /nbsp;br /The Department of Natural Resources will host a series of public meetings across the state in April to discuss conservation priorities for the department and the state of Michigan. The Conservation Town Hall meetings will be led by DNR Director Rebecca Humphries, with the assistance of the Michigan State University Extension Service.br /nbsp;br /quot;These meetings are a chance for the DNR to discuss with a broad range of recreational enthusiasts how to best invest in conservation during these tough economic times,quot; said Humphries. quot;As the department charged with managing the state's natural resources, we want to ensure we are making the best possible decisions in meeting our mission and ensuring a natural heritage for the future.quot;br /nbsp;br /All the meetings will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. The meetings are scheduled for:br /nbsp;br /Monday, April 13, in the Michigan Room of the Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University, located at 540 W. Kaye Ave. in Marquette.br /nbsp;br /Tuesday, April 14, in the meeting room of the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, located at 1213 W. Civic Center Dr. in Traverse City.br /nbsp;br /Monday, April 20, in the banquet room of the Novi Civic Center, located at 45175 W. 10 Mile Rd. in Novi.br /nbsp;br /Among the topics Humphries will discuss with participants are the role of the DNR in natural resources management, land management, how best to recruit new outdoor enthusiasts, the priorities for the future, and what citizens value the most about their outdoor activities in Michigan.br /nbsp;br /Humphries encouraged anyone interested in outdoor recreation and natural resources to attend the public meetings, including hunters, anglers, trail riders, campers, boaters, mountain bikers, hikers, birdwatchers, and representatives from resource-based industries.br /nbsp;nbsp; br /Persons with disabilities needing accommodations should contact Natalie Elkins in the DNR Office of Communications at 517-373-6919 a minimum of five business days before the meeting.nbsp; Requests made less than five business days before the event may not be accommodated.br /nbsp;br /End copied postbr /nbsp;br /Note this says quot;Conservation Prioritiesquot; - another clue the DNR has conservation and not use on their minds.br /nbsp;br /Please show up at the meeting near you and explain how horses have little impact on the environment.br /nbsp;br /Remember: wind, water, and birds spread weeds, horse manure does not.br /nbsp;br /Hooves have the same or less impact then tires.br /nbsp;br /Wildlife is not disturbed by equine, as they are by ATV or even bikes, as shown in many reports.br /nbsp;br /Please show up and speak up!/pimg src="http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/BlueRibbonCoalition/~4/OO5Xeuic2BI" height="1" width="1"/


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