This morning, Annie and I were reading my email and came across a wonderful article about Penns Woods. These beautiful forests of Pennsylvania have some pretty staunch supporters, they were able to forestall further development by the gas drilling industry.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is required to raise 60 million from drilling in state parks this year, but are no longer required to lease land to the drilling industry. This is a huge victory for those of us who want to see wildlife and natural habitats protected.
It seems that Representative Dave Levdansky (D-Allegheny) was the major contributor for leading the fight against the drilling companies, thus ensuring protection of Pennsylvania's forests.
Annie understood right away that tons of precious little animals, oxygen producing trees and plants, beautiful clean water had been saved and secured for the near future. She also understood the terminology of needing 60 million dollars. She and her friend Katie B. decided to help and baked chocolate chip cookies. The two girls decorated a little red wagon and went door to door selling home made cookies for 2 dollars a bag.
The girls raised a total of 28 dollars, but more than that they raised awareness...people asked questions.