Fw: Been wanting to contact you

FYI,
Below is an exchange of emails with Barbara Fahs over the Brown tree Snake that like a lot of things --has a strong military connection.
Jim
 
Aloha Barbara,
Mahalo for your email.  I share your concern over the nightmare the Brown Tree snake would be in Hawaii.  I'll pass the information, include the attached flyer.
Jim Albertini
Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB
`Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@interpac.net
www.malu-aina.org
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 10:10 AM
Subject: Been wanting to contact you

Aloha Jim,

I know you're busy with the anti-war efforts (RIGHT ON!) but there is a serious environmental threat facing Hawaii. I have been publicizing it as much as I know how, but thought you might have some ideas for getting more people as irate as I am. What is it? The brown snake from Guam. Here's what I have been sending out:

So far, Hawaii has been successful in keeping out the dangerous Guam brown snake (Boiga irregularis), but because of the cessation of a program on Guam to keep this snake out, everyone in Hawaii is now at risk. This creature is responsible for decimating most of the bird species on Guam, causing frequent power outages when it climbs power poles, and even biting babies in their cribs!

The interdiction program on Guam is being cut May 31. The program has been administered by the U.S. Department of Defense. Why are federal funds being cut for this important program?? Because of the war in Iraq, legislators do not feel that the expenditure of $2 million a year is warranted to prevent an environmental catastrophe. It is imperative that this highly destructive and dangerous snake not be introduced into Hawaii and other locales.

This snake is different from other invasive pests such as the coqui frog: we know about this one in advance and have been working hard to keep it out. It is ludicrous that a successful program that has done so much good is ending. Please write your representatives regarding this very serious matter.

And I hope you can access this flyer I am distributing:


Mahalo for any suggestions you might be able to offer!

Barbara J. Fahs, M.A. (another WWOOF host)
Hi`iaka's Healing Herb Garden, LLC

Helping to Conserve and Educate about Threatened Hawaiian Medicinal Plants

HCR 2, Box 9620
Kea`au, HI 96749
(808) 966-6126
www.hiiakas.com






Aloha Jim,

I know you're busy with the anti-war efforts (RIGHT ON!) but there is 
a serious environmental threat facing Hawaii. I have been publicizing 
it as much as I know how, but thought you might have some ideas for 
getting more people as irate as I am. What is it? The brown snake 
from Guam. Here's what I have been sending out:

So far, Hawaii has been successful in keeping out the dangerous Guam 
brown snake (Boiga irregularis), but because of the cessation of a 
program on Guam to keep this snake out, everyone in Hawaii is now at 
risk. This creature is responsible for decimating most of the bird 
species on Guam, causing frequent power outages when it climbs power 
poles, and even biting babies in their cribs!

The interdiction program on Guam is being cut May 31. The program has 
been administered by the U.S. Department of Defense. Why are federal 
funds being cut for this important program?  Because of the war in 
Iraq, legislators do not feel that the expenditure of $2 million a 
year is warranted to prevent an environmental catastrophe. It is 
imperative that this highly destructive and dangerous snake not be 
introduced into Hawaii and other locales.

This snake is different from other invasive pests such as the coqui 
frog: we know about this one in advance and have been working hard to 
keep it out. It is ludicrous that a successful program that has done 
so much good is ending. Please write your representatives regarding 
this very serious matter.

And I hope you can access this flyer I am distributing:

´┐╝Mahalo for any suggestions you might be able to offer!

Barbara J. Fahs, M.A. (another WWOOF host)
Hi`iaka's Healing Herb Garden, LLC

Helping to Conserve and Educate about Threatened Hawaiian Medicinal 
Plants

HCR 2, Box 9620
Kea`au, HI 96749
(808) 966-6126
goddess@hiiakas.com
www.hiiakas.com





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