Obama just designated the Rio Grande del Norte in northern New
Mexico as a
national monument. He also protected Bureau
of Land Management lands in Washington State's San Juan Islands, and three other national monuments that celebrate the full diversity of America's natural and cultural heritage: the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland, the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio and the First State National Monument in Delaware.
the Antiquities Act to designate
the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, President Obama has taken an
important step forward to protecting our remaining wild places. The new national monument holds roughly 240,000
acres of critical wildlife habitat, exceptional outdoor recreation areas, and a vital source of water for New Mexico.
Over the past several years, you have written to
your elected officials and President Obama asking them to protect Rio Grande
del Norte as a national monument.
Now, thanks to your help and the support from your
members of Congress and Senators, future generations will be able to enjoy
America’s natural heritage.
Dear [Decision Maker]
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]