uman Powered Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: “To develop and maintain first class sustainable and environmentally correct, human-powered, shared use trails for the La Crosse, WI region."
|IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!|
|Written by Gene Roberts|
|Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:03|
If you haven't read the information from Gene (below) or taken it seriously, you may want to... This sign has been posted on an HPT built trail! And that is just the start!
This is a real threat to trail use and trail building on land that YOU paid for, with your State and City tax money.
We need your help!
Get involved, write letters, donate and join HPT today!
The Department of Natural Resources is in the process of developing Administrative Rule NR 52 which establishes a process for the department to restrict nature-based outdoor activities considered for participation on lands purchased with funds from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship. This rule will have significant ramifications on the Human Powered Trails and the future development of trails in the State of Wisconsin.
HPT believes that bicycling should be identified as one of the nature-based outdoor activities defined by statute and Administrative Rule NR 51. The DNR is accepting public comments regarding the NR 52 proposal. Members of HPT leadership have attended public sessions to address our concerns and opinion. What are needed are comments to be submitted from the cycling community addressing our opinion that cycling be added to the list of allowable nature-based outdoor activities and opposition to NR 52.
Time is running out! Public comments will only be accepted through October 30, 2009
Comments may be submitted via U.S. mail or electronically to:
Bureau of Facilities and Lands
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707
I have attached the NR 52 public notice, a copy of supportive comments and a sample letter with suggested language addressing the opinion of HPT. Please act today to ensure that the lands purchased with your tax dollars are open to use by cyclists across the state of Wisconsin.