Wilderness Workshop reports that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - the committee that oversees public lands legislation - took up the CORE Act in an official “markup”, a critical step toward advancing the bill in the Senate. You might recall that the CORE Act has already passed the House this Congress, meaning that Senate passage is the next step for the bill to become law. Along with Congressman Neguse, Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper have been champions of the CORE Act. Today’s markup is the result of their dedicated work and reflects the clear desires of local communities to have these lands protected in perpetuity.
The Wild Things, a student group at Pikes Peak Community College, went on a field trip to Grape Creek and then created this video on Protecting Grape Creek for us. Great partnership amongst us wilders.