Sample letter in support of the
Representative Steve Buyer (or your rep.) (date)
I am writing to you to let you know that I support the establishing of a federal National Wildlife Refuge on the Kankakee River in Indiana and Illinois.
The Kankakee basin was once home to the largest inland marsh in North American before it was drained and it was famous around the world for its wildlife, waterfowl, and game.
The obvious need for solutions to ongoing flooding and erosion problems along the Kankakee River require land to be put aside to hold water and vegetation to keep the topsoil in place. A wildlife preserve on the river is a perfect match. Significant recreational dollars can also be generated with a refuge so close to a metropolitan area.
I encourage you to support the refuge proposal. The Grand Kankakee Marsh is a lost treasure and we have an opportunity to bring a small part of it back.
(Your address and zip code are VERY important!!!)