America’s national monument system: 112 years & 130,000 signatures later…

America’s national monument system: 112 years & 130,000 signatures later…

Today is the 112th anniversary of America’s national monument system — and we’re working hard to protect these special places for future generations. Environmental Action’s Communications Director Sally King explains…

Make a Monumental Difference! Photo: Bears Ears National Monument (Photo: BLM)

Today is a big day for public lands — and I want you to be a part of it!

President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law 112 years ago today — establishing America’s public lands system to protect our special, wild and culturally significant places.

To mark the importance of our public lands, today I’m delivering more than 130,000 petition signatures opposing the Trump administration’s plans to open these irreplaceable places to oil and gas drilling, mining, and logging.1

Help Celebrate Our National Monument System

Environmental Action is working to protect these special places, but we need your help.¬†With so much happening in the world, it’s easy to lose track of the need to protect wild places.

That’s why Environmental Action’s work is so important. Together, we can break through the noise and safeguard irreplaceable places like Bears Ears, Katahdin Woods and Waters, Carrizo Plain National Monuments.

Unfortunately, without a major boost to our budget, I don’t know if we can maintain this pace. Can you donate right now to ensure we have the resources we need to keep protecting the environment and keep public lands in public hands?

Some of America’s most beautiful and fragile places are at risk. Please donate to Environmental Action today and help us protect them.

Donate Now

1. Juliet Eilperin, “Trump orders review of national monuments, vows to ‘end these abuses and return control to the people,'” The Washington Post, April 26, 2017.