For Immediate Release 5-11-11

Contact markeller [at] imba [dot] com (Mark Eller)

IMBA Communications Director

A huge thank you to all of you who contacted your member of congress to rally support for RTP.  The final draft of the “Dear Colleague” letter was delivered with 74 signatures from both parties, including some long standing influential members of congress.  

“The letter demonstrates that this program, created in 1991, has made a difference across the nation,” said Derrick Crandall, President of the American Recreation Coalition and Co-Chair of the Coalition for Recreational Trails.  “It may be small by Washington standards, but has made a real difference in community after community, and has made public lands more accessible and valued.”

Please take a moment to write a thank-you note to your Member of Congress if he/she signed the letter. If not, you can send them a copy of the letter and request that they send a similar letter of support for RTP.