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Keep Wayne Wild Marietta Workshop

  • The Adelphia Music Hall 203 2nd St Marietta, Ohio 45750 (map)

Join us for a 2 hour workshop for concerned citizens and groups in Marietta, OH who are facing the loss of up to 40,000 acres of their Wayne National Forest unit (which only consists of 60,000 acres) to gas development/extraction called hydraulic fracturing. This will be an educational opportunity to learn about what is happening to the forest and allow for community members to network with each other and develop local strategies for protecting WNF. This is a free event, open to anyone at all, and especially those who are local and will be impacted the most.

These leases last for up to 50 years, which means I will be dead before that land is available to the public again. The pictures are to just illustrate that they will be taking public forest land and clear cutting large portions of it for their fracking equipment...called frack pads. Regardless of peoples' personal opinions on fracking private land, I think most of us agree we dont want to lose our public forest land to it. This event will be in part to raise awareness that this is really happening, & to learn about what that means for us, our forest, and the risks to our water & air. Then we will discuss ways/ideas on how to stand up and say no... effectively.