Monday, February 21, 2005
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Walls of Jericho

One more reason to support Forever Wild.

About a week after [Mobile Register's Karen Tolkinner's] trip [to the Walls of Jericho in Jackson County], several state senators, including Gary Tanner, D-Mobile, launched an effort to take one-third of the Forever Wild program's money and give it to volunteer fire departments.

A majority of voters decided in 1992 that they wanted the money to protect environmentally important land.

If the Forever Wild program's funding had been reduced a couple years ago, the door to the Walls might still be locked. An important part of Alabama's natural heritage might still be hidden.

It seems to me that Forever Wild is a program worth preserving. See an editorial from the Mobile Register editorial here. The B'ham News weighs in here.