Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Un-Bundys: Environmental Groups Plan Takeover of Federal Lands on South Spit

While the Bundy militia continues its divinely inspired defense of pocket-sized copies of the Constitution at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside of Burns (no relation), Ore., a tricorne alliance of local environmental groups is preparing its own takeover of federal land. The Mike Thompson Wildlife Area on Humboldt Bay’s South Spit is operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and these environmental activists plan to make a bold statement about that fact next week by storming the property and unleashing an onslaught of flowers and handshakes on federal employees. They might also “sing a song or two,” according to a press release issued today. Below you’ll find that joint press release, which comes from the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) and Humboldt Baykeeper:

On Wednesday, January 20th, members of the public armed with only binoculars, an ample supply of snacks, and their love of public lands will take over the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, located in the South Spit Cooperative Management Area. During this takeover, the public will enjoy the vast beauty of the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, appreciate the foresight to put this land under public management, thank public employees with flowers and a hearty handshake for their good work, and maybe sing a song or two. The takeover will last for only about an hour, at which point the public will peacefully leave. All persons are welcome....more

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