Wildflowers of the Pribilof Islands
WHEN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ARE STABILIZED THROUGH
PREDICTABLE FUNDING AND ADEQUATE SERVICES, THEIR DEPENDABLE
PRESENCE LEADS TO PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENDANGERED
SPECIES, PRESERVATION OF OPEN SPACE, AND RESPITE FROM POLLUTION
AND URBAN SPRAWL.
IN AREAS THREATENED BY OVER-DEVELOPMENT
AND POPULATION DENSITY, COMMUNITY GROUPS
OFTEN STAND ALONE IN CHALLENGING THE LOSS
OF OPEN SPACE AND NATURAL RESOURCES WITHIN
THEIR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS AND DISTRICTS.

WITH ADEQUATE FUNDS AND MATERIALS, LOCAL
ORGANIZATIONS ARE ENABLED TO ADDRESS
PROBLEMS OF AIR AND WATER POLLUTION, MIS-USE
OF PUBLIC LANDS, TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK, ISSUES OF
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, WATER ISSUES AND
NUMEROUS FORMS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRA-
DATION.  

RATIONALE FOR GRASS-ROOTS SUPPORT

A.  Predictable Funding  increases the
frequency of public meetings, and other
educational forums, to stimulate and invite
participation of all stake-holders in land-
use planning.

B.  
Reliable Support Services enable environ-
mental organizations to sustain their operations,
allowing conservation projects and educational
programs to proceed without interruption.   

C.  
Direct Action, through the support of scheduled
programs and events,
helps spur public awareness and
response from elected officials.

D.  
Scientific Studies of environmental hazards and
quality of life issues are widely disseminated by stable
neighborhood organizations, inspiring debate and  
participation in environmental decisions which   impact
the health of local residents.                         
Photos from The  Carrizo National Monument, San Luis Obispo County, CA
                        Conservationists have introduced scientific
                   principles into the vagaries of land-use planning

The presence of GRASS ROOTS leaders in the public square has been instrumental
in assuring enforcement of municipal policies and observance of ethical guidelines.
The Importance  of  Perpetuating  the Voices of  Local Leadership:
   S U P P O R T   A N D    A D V O C A C Y
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                   T H E   G R A S S   R O O T S
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For a greater understanding of the complexities which
drive land-use struggles, please read the story below:   
 Marlene Braun  --  In Memoriam   
Carrizo National Monument