Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Partners in Buckeye Conservation


Wow, Thank you all so much for your quick responses to Save The Bay's action-alert on herring (see previous blog). Your calls, e-mails, and letters are already making a difference.

Save The Bay is not alone on this. I want to recognize and applaud the efforts of a few of our partners. First, there is Steve Insana of Buckeye Brook Coalition (
website). No one has worked harder to save herring in Rhode Island and Steve was the first to call for the closure.

The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers (
website) are also key to this effort. Their president, Steve Medeiros, has done a fantastic job educating anglers about the importance of conservation and has turned potential opponents of the ban into some of the state's greatest environmental stewards.

I also want to mention Conservation Law Foundation (
website). Not always popular in the fishing community, this potent legal advocacy group is springing into action on herring and we are proud to be their partners.

But, this is not an awards ceremony! We still have fish to save so write your letters and get out to the hearing! Any questions? E-mail me directly at
jtorgan@savebay.org . JT

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