From Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition:
Dear Ten Mile Creek Coalition Partners,
Thank you again to all who helped organize, promote, and attend the Rally on Monday morning. We made a big splash -- which the Council heard, loud and clear.
But, some on the Council didn’t like what they heard (the voice of the people demanding full protection);
In the midst of reviewing and responding to the Council staff recommendation, now here comes news that Council President Rice wants to delay the vote over the Ten Mile Creek LMPA until after the June 24 primary.
No way. A vote for a delay is a vote against the protection of this last, best creek.
Please send the following email to the Councilmembers:
(NOTE: An email to: email@example.com will send your note to the entire County Council.)
Dear Council President Rice and Councilmembers,
I heard of talk about delaying until after late June, a vote on the Ten Mile Creek Limited Master Plan Amendment.
I strongly oppose such a delay in the decision on how best to protect this, our last, best creek and the cleanest source of water to our region’s only nearby emergency drinking water supply, Little Seneca Reservoir.
A vote to delay is a vote against the full protection of this last, best creek. Please oppose any such delay in the Ten Mile Creek decision, and please let me know your position on this key process question.
Yours for clean drinking water,
-------Below: other, general actions to take --------
Other Action to Save Ten Mile Creek Watershed - Protect the Water Supply for 4.3 Million People
This month (Jan. 2014), the Montgomery County Council will hold three committee worksessions on the Ten Mile Creek watershed, with an anticipated vote on this issue in late January, early February. We must keep the pressure on and need all hands on deck to do it!
Please take action today to volunteer or to write your Councilmember and help us Save Ten Mile Creek.
We need volunteers for the following opportunities:
- Sign waving
- Passing out flyers at busy Metro stops
- Attending public events to raise questions to councilmembers about Ten Mile Creek.
If you are interested and able to volunteer for any or all of these activities, please email Linda Schade.
Call or Write Your County Councilmember
We need to flood the Montgomery County Council with the message: "I drink water and I vote."
Take Action Now! Call or write your councilmember.
An email to: firstname.lastname@example.org will send your note to the entire County Council.
- I drink water and I vote.
- Save, don’t pave, Ten Mile Creek: I want full protection for our last, best creek.
- Ten Mile Creek is the cleanest source of water for our region’s only nearby emergency drinking water supply – Little Seneca Reservoir - which scientists say will be needed more often in the future due to increased droughts.
- Fix past mistakes by protecting the entire Ten Mile Creek watershed. Existing landowners should be bought out and future development in the watershed should be forever prohibited.
-Please let me know how you plan to vote on the Ten Mile Creek Limited Amendment.
Check out these new resources to use this January to help Save Ten Mile Creek, for your reference and to share.
Ten Mile Creek Fact Sheet
January Flyer - Ten Mile Creek
Washington Post Op Ed