Vail Daily letter: Thanks to Polis |

Vail Daily letter: Thanks to Polis

Michael Gorman
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Last month, Colorado Congressman Jared Polis introduced the Eagle and Summit County Wilderness Preservation Act, which would preserve and protect in perpetuity 169,000 acres of pristine wildlands – right here in our own backyard. Growing up here, experiencing the wild nature and beauty of these places has been an important and inspirational part of my life. It inspires me to know that we can protect these places – leaving them in their wild state and allowing future generations to experience them in the same condition that we have been able to.

I applaud Polis not only for his vision to protect these lands but for his willingness to listen to the community and act on input from stakeholders. He and his staff worked tirelessly, holding public meetings, taking comments and addressing and accommodating the concerns of caring citizens. I also would like to thank all the people who took the time to ask questions, get informed and send in expressions of support to our representatives. You made a difference! It’s not every day you

get to see true democracy in action. The people have spoken, and Polis listened.

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