Letter: Show up to talk to state legislators Saturday

To the editor:

On Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, the League of Women Voters will host a meeting with our legislators, Sen. Eric Koch and Rep. Chris May at the County Office Building. They will be talking about the events taking place during this session and the status of bills that are working their way through the legislative process.

This meeting provides an opportunity for the people of Brown County to ask questions to our representatives on a variety of topics. Many issues will be discussed, and this will be a great time for Brown County folks to share our feelings about the excessive logging taking place in our state forests.

On Feb. 20, 2017, more than 650 Hoosiers, many of them from Brown County, attended a rally in support of forest preservation at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. This is our chance to follow up with our newly elected leaders and let them know how important this issue is to us.

Senate Bill 420, that would have set aside 10 percent of our state forests for preservation, did not make it out of committee this year. Now, more than ever, we need to show support for our forests, and ask for a change in how they’re managed.

Thank you for your support.

David Seastrom, Possum Trot Road

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