You don't need to understand all the legalities. I know I don't. The basic gist is that a mining operation wants to open up shop on acreage where pinesnakes AND pinesnake dens were found. We (NAFHA) would only be a little piece of the puzzle in helping the snakes, nonetheless, the PPA thinks our words are worth the effort.
There are two ways each one of us could help in our own little way. Emailing and sending an actual letter. I would suggest both. Basically, all you need is to write a letter explaining why pinesnakes are important. It doesn't have to be scientific, but should sound educated. Sign it with your full name and "NAFHA Member." Our organization name will have a little clout behind it since recently handing over 500 data points to CWF, so make sure to include it.
Mail your letter to:
PO Box 359
15 Springfield Road
New Lisbon, New Jersey 08064
or email it (or do both) to: [email protected]
All letters should reference:
Re: Application #1980-0062.001 – Winzinger Mining Operation Application, Woodland Twp.
*Please PM me with your email address if you would like any of the following:
1. Winzinger Letter Header
2. Winzinger Property Map (If any of us have found pines on or near here, even better.)
3. A copy of Trident's report
4. A copy of the Pinelands Commission's Certificate of Filing
5. A copy of the Woodland Township Planning Board Resolution