Local activist, Lorax, has erected a platform in a large tree on the Hood River County Library property in downtown Hood River. Word is there will be a rally tomorrow, Friday June 3rd to support Lorax in his effort to bring attention to President Bush's plan to open up much of our last wild and protected roadless areas to logging and other resource extraction. These lands were previously set aside as protected lands.
I understand Governor Ted Kulongowski is opposed to Bush's plan and Friday is the last day for him to petition the federal government to continue protecting these roadless areas in our national forests. The Mount Hood National Forest will certainly be impacted should Bush's road building plan go through.
The Rally occurs at 7PM on Oak Street in downtown Hood River. Also occurring on Oak street is the Downtown Hood River Business Association sponsored First Friday local art/entertainment gathering. Listen for information about the Lorax's protest and the rally on Radio Tierra 95.1 FM Hood River. Call Lorax to voice your support end encouragement (541) 490-2106.