Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pray for those effected by the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project

Have you heard about the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project? It is a proposed project for 500-kilovolt transmission lines(these are big, big lines) to run the length of Clark County from Troutdale, Oregon to Castle Rock, Washington. One of the proposed routes goes thru my HOME. When I say HOME it means not only my house but land, plants and animals I have come to love and cherish.
We were notified via mail about this on Thursday October 22, 2009 and received a letter from the U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration
PERMISSION TO ENTER PROPERTY 2 days later on Saturday October 24th, 2009, yes my friends and fellow bloggers the day of Cindy Dockins TARTE sale.

The beginning paragraph of the Bonnieville Power Administration letter which you can find says.. The July 2009 heat wave brought unusual attention to the region's electric power system. Daily media alerts in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area questioned whether the power system could generate and deliver sufficent power to keep air conditioning units running, and whether the system could hold up under stresses caused by the heat and demand for power.

Those who know me know how deep my love of nature is but many of you are not aware how truly beautiful this area is. I was told by Steve Prickett of BPA these lines would exceed 150 feet in a valley such as Dole Valley where I live. If you look at the BPA I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project Study Area Map line 29 by the East Fork of the Lewis River you will see where the pictures I will be posting on my blog come from. Please say a prayer for the people, plants, animals, and waterways that exsist in the path of these proposed power lines. As the plants, animals and waterways cannot speak for themselves I will do my best to show you what a treasure we all stand to lose in this valley that supports steelhead fishing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, christmas tree hunting, huckleberry picking, sledding, abundant wildlife I see first hand on my property including Black Bear, Deer, Bobcats, Cougar, Coyote, Mountain Beaver, Eagle, Albino Salamanders, many types of Woodpeckers, hummingbirds, doves, chipmunks, squirrels, weasels..etc. my passion the plants is an even longer list. PLEASE HEAR OUR PRAYER and share this with a friend as I will be adding pictures daily. With Deepest Gratitude, Erin


Florence said...

You already know you got my prayers my friend, lets all see this not happening. Hugs Florence

Lindaa said...

It is so great to see how John’s work continues to weave “words of love . . . an invisible cloak, to mind your life.” I also want to support you in sharing that inspiration and love. I am, however, responsible for minding the technicalities connected with the preservation of John’s estate and literary legacy. John’s family would be very grateful if you would add to your quote a note that gives the web site: — so that those who want to know more about John can come to us?

warmly and with gratitude,