There Is Still Time To Help Save the Wetlands Reserve Program Take Action!
Call Your Representative Now And Ask Them to Support the Gutknecht/Thompson Amendment to HR 5384!!!
HELP SAVE WRP!!!
A vote concerning the future of WRP has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2006 @ 10am. It is imperative that you call your Representative and ask them to vote "Yes" on the Gutknecht/Thompson amendment to HR 5384 that would authorize up to 250,000 acres for FY 2007.
Thanks to all of you who have already contacted your legislators asking for their support on this amendment. At this critical point in time, follow-up calls are encouraged to ensure passage of this important amendment.
On May 11, 2006 the House Appropriations Committee voted to lower the annual WRP acreage cap from its current level of 150,000 acres to an all time low of 145,000. The 2002 Farm Bill authorized 250,000 acres for WRP for FY 2007, as did the Administration's proposed budget request.
To find your rep and contact them, go here: http://www.house.gov/ Just enter your zip code at upper left corner of page and your congressman will come up and then look for a menu tab of "contct me" or similar. Cut and paste the HR and Amedment info so they know exactly what you are referring to.
BTW, if you do not know your 9 dig zip code, enter the 5 dig and click GO and a page will come up with a link to the Postal codes, click the link and it'll take you to a page where you fill in your address, and then it'll give you the 4 dig code.