Cape Cod’s Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is composed of an ever-changing series of barrier beaches and islands. The Refuge has always been well managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, allowing for recreational and commercial activities compatible with protecting these amazing natural resources, including fishing and shellfishing. Recently, as part of a disturbing national trend, some local officials are demanding that part of the refuge be removed from federal protection and management and turned over to state and local governments.
Congressman Bill Keating has proposed legislation that would change Monomoy’s western boundary –turning over control and management of about half of the 7,921 acre refuge to state and local government. While we are grateful for Congressman Keating's leadership on many important environmental issues, this legislation has the unintended consequence of feeding into the radical public lands takeover movement.
We need to make sure this environmentally hostile Congress stays out of the Monomoy dispute. Contact Congressman Keating now and let him know you oppose cutting the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge in half.