Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day Message from Jane Lubchenco

The Friends of the Mariana Trench Monument wrote to NOAA Administrator a few weeks ago making a number of requests. We received her reply on Earth Day.

It ends with:
I would like to thank the Friends of the Monument again for their continued diligence and perseverance in helping to make the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM) a reality. Without strong community support and work, as you have shown in these past years, the MTMNM would never have been created.


Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
Happy Earth Day, indeed!


Saipan Writer said...

It's a great letter and great recognition--but obviously we need to have the protections as promised or the creation of the monument is meaningless.

What substance was in the letter?

The Saipan Blogger said...

This was the letter in response to the request that the Friends of the Monument made. I sent it to the Board, including you. Am I sending it to the wrong email address?