3.06.2009

MORE (Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiats) Need Your Help!

We need as many mountain bikers as possible to come out for this meeting to show support for mountain biking in the George Washington National Forest, we want to pack the house. If you happen to have any IMBA and MORE apparel it would be appropriate to wear it.

Date and Time - Thursday evening, March 12th @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm but come at 6:45 to view the maps.

Location - NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) Building at 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203. It's near the intersection of Wilson Blvd and Glebe Rd, one block from the Ballston Metro stop on the Orange Line. After-hours free parking is available in the building's parking garage, which is entered on Taylor St.

Directions to the facility can be found at: http://www.nreca.org/ContactUs/directions.htm

GWNF Forest Plan Revision Review with the Forest Service - The Forest Service is revising its management plan for the George Washington National Forest. This plan will determine what level of protection local treasures such as Massanutten, Big Schloss, and Shenandoah Mountain receive. A strong management plan would recommend permanent protection of these areas with Wilderness, National Scenic Area, or National Recreation Area status. A weak management plan would endanger old growth forests and pristine watersheds by opening them to logging and natural gas extraction. Come tell the Forest Service that you want to protect our last great places in Virginia. Let's show the Forest Service how important this resource is to Northern Virginians.

You can view the Forest Service's web site for this review process at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/forestpl...plan-home.shim

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