Hello and Happy Thursday to everyone!
I wanted to start by saying THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to send me a birthday message or donated to CHWHA yesterday! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
We have just about a week left for everyone to get their comments into the Park. THAT is the #1 thing that everyone should be focused on!
REMEMBER: Comments ONLY count when they are sent to the Park through their planning website: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=167&projectID=105110&documentID=132035 or when you mail them to: Superintendent, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, P.O. Box 7, Medora, ND 58645. Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates also has a sample comment letter that you can personalize and also sign onto: https://secure.everyaction.com/9pae2T4Ud0SItoaoX10DmA2 2300 people have signed onto our letter! Do we have your name?
Have you sent your comment letter to Theodore Roosevelt National Park yet? Just under 200 wild horses that call the Park home depend on you to be their voice!
If you have already sent in your comment, as our friend Barbara at ECI says “There is always someone to your left and your right!” Have you asked your spouse, parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, and co-workers?
We hope that over the last 2 months we have helped you have a better understanding of the NEPA process and the contents of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Draft EA. We have shared resources with you as well as helpful tips to guide you so that you could write your own comment letter. Then we even shared a sample comment letter that you can easily make into your own unique comment. We have the letter available to view and also for you to sign onto our website: https://secure.everyaction.com/9pae2T4Ud0SItoaoX10DmA2.
We have updated our Save the TRNP wild horses page. This page has all the information you need to make a substantive comment, all in one place!
We have been advertising in our local newspaper and online through Forum Communications. We have also been running ads on social media. Have you seen them?
Our billboard is also still standing tall on I-94!
We continue to share new videos created to help raise awareness about the wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home. You can find them on our YouTube channel. Please share these videos. They are proving to be a GREAT way to help spread the word!
We have held some amazing Horse Talks to help educate our followers! They are all available to view on our YouTube channel as well!
We have a NEW Horse Talk this Saturday at 4 pm MST with our friend Jen Britton! The event is FREE, but we do ask that you register in advance: https://secure.everyaction.com/_Lw5jZIVmkuTLXmU0CEhhw2
We will also be hosting a NEW Horse Talk with Dr. Castle McLaughlin this MONDAY (11/20/2023)! We will have details shortly on what time and how to sign up!
You can view our last Horse Talk with Dr. McLaughlin on our YouTube channel:
Our comment letter is done and being reviewed by our legal team. Once they have approved it, copies will be sent to us and American Wild Horse Campaign to look over. Once we all sign off on it, we will send our comments BOTH electronically and through the mail. We will share the finished copy with all of you once it is approved by everyone.
We are not just saying “we are doing a lot to save these horses” we have always and continue to let you know every step of the way what we are doing and how you can help! Thank you for helping add strength to our voice!
The other thing you can do to help us is to help support our critical advocacy work. Lawyers, ads, promotional materials, subscriptions, website fees and general office supplies all cost us money as we continue to Fight for the Spirit of the Badlands. Every little bit helps! There are several ways you can donate to us listed on our website: https://chwha.org/support-chwha/
Thank you for your support and have a GREAT day!