National Scenic Trail?
While all eyes are currently on the Perpetual Debt Act of 2009; I mean the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Stimulus Bill; Congress, that great body of special interest influence and notorious for not listening to their constituents is also taking up this week, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2008. I for one actually support this bill! Hurray! Among the many things that this bill will establish is a New England National Scenic Trail. Cool! It would elevate the historic Triple M - the Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett trail system which runs from southern Connecticut to southern New Hampshire to national scenic trail status-on par with the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails. This of course would help in securing funding to protect the beautiful corridor that this trail follows. I'm all about no-nonsense land preservation. This is a good (not perfect) bill and one that I hope that we all (Reps, Dems, libs and conservatives) can get behind. America is too beautiful to completely pave over. Let your senator know you care about our natural heritage. Get this bill passed!