Community effort to support the Bonneville Restoration: please send a letter to Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management! Racers are coming together to send a mass of letters emphasizing how important the Salt Flats are, both as a natural wonder and as a site for environmentally conscious, historically important racing.
Mining corporations are taking the salt to spread on roadways – racers and environmentalists want them to take steps to restore it by returning leftover minerals to the flats.
Please write a letter and join our group support of the Bonneville Salt Flats! Wherever you are in the world, please share your story about the Salt Flats and how important it is to preserve this natural wonder! This letter campaign was set into motion by Louise Noeth and Tom Anderson, both incredibly dedicated Salt Flats supporters, as well as Savethesalt.org
Sample letter below: Fill in your personal story and send it in, wherever you are in the country or in the world!
THANK YOU ALL!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please add your personal comments, records and observations. It can be as long as you like. The whole point is to tell your story as an American citizen or visiting racer who is worried about losing the ability to use public lands. Print two (2) originals, sign and return one (1) letter to:
101 Ladue Meadows Lane
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Mail the second copy of the letter to Mr. Kornze. We will bundle all the letters together with a cover letter for maximum impact and then hand-deliver bundles of 50 to Mr. Kornze in Washington D.C. This is ensuring that he will not filter out these letters, as a “double whammy” approach so he can’t say “I never saw it.”
Neil Kornze, Director
Bureau of Land Management
1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5665
Washington DC 20240
I am very concerned with the deteriorating conditions of the Bonneville Salt Flats, a National Historic Place and the impending demise of land speed racing, which has a long history on the Flats.
[[[[Insert your personal story and encounter with the Salt Flats: Ex: I happened to drive by the Salt Flats when the races were going on, and was instantly welcomed into the camaraderie of the event. Everyone was excited to be there and the view was like nothing I had ever seen before. Ex: I have raced on the salt for 30 years, set 10 records and now watch my granddaughter learn to drive a high-speed racer. She is 17, has a 250MPH record and is a VERY safe driver on the public roads.]]]]
I am further alarmed because the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), responsible for its care and protection, has long identified the internationally famous speedway as an “area of critical environmental concern” and yet the salt flats have been severely damaged and are approaching ruin.
Understand that while most of our motorsport activities are conducted on a paid, professional level, we stand in solidarity with the amateur land speed racing community and recreational users worldwide, respectfully asking the BLM to engage in an effort to start an immediate restoration program of the Bonneville Salt Flats and continue with an ongoing monitored remediation that will return the internationally recognized speedway to safe high-speed racing conditions, and stand as a natural wonder for future generations.
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