So, who enjoys, appreciates and respects the outdoors more when it comes to political affiliations? Which party’s members feel most at home and appreciate nature and the outdoors the most in America?
Remember, the Democrats are the party of Environmental Champion Stewart Udall and all those young liberals of the 1960s and 1970s who brought you Earth Day! Of course, Republicans can point to the Eminent Conservationist Teddy Rooesevelt and recall also that the Environmental Protection Agency began with Richard M. Nixon!
From 10:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, July 28, Don Corrigan will be the guest on
Charlie Brennan’s KMOX-CBS Radio Show, 1120 on the a.m. dial. Charlie selected Don’s, “Show Me…Natural Wonders,” for his book of the month club selection.
The show will also highlight an event Charlie is organizing with Don to do some
Saturday morning hikes at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood on Saturday, July 30, starting at 9 a.m. If you would like to join in the fun, please click here.
Roy Gerdel and his colleagues in the Missouri chapter of Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP) admit their nature group has its work cut out for itself, particularly with the Missouri Republican legislators who seldom vote green on state issues.
It’s not easy being green, especially if you are green in the Grand Old Party. The Republican Party has been cold, sometimes even hostile, to environmentalists in recent years. Some in the party are looking to change that reputation.
(To learn more about Roy Gerdel and REP, see Don’s complete Webster-Kirkwood Times story at: http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com. Here you will get the whole story on REP and the nurturer of the week, Roy Gerdel.)
“I love the outdoors,” said Gerdel. “It hurts me when I see conservatives who don’t favor conserving the great natural legacy in this state. That’s not to say we haven’t had some success stories – like establishing the great Katy Trail in our state. We just need more environmental success stories in this state.”
(For More Information on the Republicans for Environmental Protection please go to the website: rep.org)
WHAT DO YOU THINK? IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, DO YOU THINK REPUBLICANS CAN BE ENVIRONMENTALISTS? IF YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN, DO YOU THINK MORE FOLKS IN THE GOP SHOULD JOIN THE REP?
Don's Podcast and Slideshow from the Jefferson City Library:
Podcast — Slideshow
TV Weather Pro John Fuller interviews Don
about “Nature’s Wrath”
Click here to watch it.
Don Is available as a lecturer and presenter on his nature books. Here is upcoming event information:
Missouri Outdoor Communicators: Don Corrigan’s Missouri weather book, “Show Me... Nature’s Wrath,” will be the topic of reviews coming up in Outdoor Magazine and Driftwood Outdoors. Also, Don’s book is on sale at the River Hills Traveler magazine: call 1-800-874-8423. This coming Spring, Don will be making presentations at SIU-E, as well as several high schools and outdoor clubs. Don recently became a member of the Missouri Outdoor Communicators (MOC) . Watch for more information on this blog and in the Calendar of the Webster-Kirkwood Times.