Update on the Bandon Marsh Expansion August 14, 2013
The US Fish & Wildlife Service has finally sent out the Press Release on the Bandon Marsh Expansion. In the
memo, The Service does not state that they are going to “stop” with the expansion, but “suspend” the project due to lack of funding. That means the study and the expansion will continue when the funding is available, so it is important to move forward with plans of a possible Class-Action lawsuit against the USFWS.
The advantage to taking this issue to court is that the people of Coos County can ask the judge for an injunction to stop the expansion or any further studies until the court adjudicates the case.
Remember to attend the Bandon Marsh Meeting Friday August 30, 2013
Presented by Coos County Today
Subject: Class Action Lawsuit over the Mosquito Problem
Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Owen Building, Coquille OR.
Click the link below for more information on the history of the marsh expansion project:
In the meantime, Coos County Today is asking members of the community to write your Representatives in Washington DC and in Salem and let them know how our county in under attack by an army of mosquitos. In addition, tell them to defund any projects involving wetland restoration or more land acquisitions for Coos County.
We are asking that you continue to write letters to the editors of the local papers. After you have completed
your letters, please forward them to me, either by mail or email, so I can present them to anyone who is in a position to help in our plight. Please start the letter with, “To Whom it Concerns” and make sure to add the date and your address with your story. My email is CoosCountyWatchdog@hotmail.com and the groups address is Coos County Today, PO Box 2108 Bandon OR 97411. “Coos County Today” is a non-profit organization and we are excepting donations to continue with the education on wetland projects. Donations are tax deductible.
The following is a link to the type of mosquito in the area.
“Aedes dorsalis in New Jersey: Larval habitat and identification.”
Here is a link to the article in The World:
The following is a link to the type of mosquito in the area. “Aedes dorsalis in New Jersey: Larval habitat and identification.”
Here is a link to the article in The World:
Below are some numbers to several different agencies, if you would like someone to complain to about the problem we are having with the bugs.
Center for Disease Control “CDC”
The US Fish & Wildlife Service & The National Wildlife Refuge Public Relations Office
USFWS South Coast Refuge Office
Tentative Victory or ATTACK of the Mosquitos
Early this morning Don Chance received a call from Senator Wyden’s Aide Mary Gautreaux claiming the USFWS had sent her office a press release. In this memo, the USFWS had announced that The Service will no longer go through with the Bandon Marsh expansion, nor will they be doing a study for the expansion. I have not seen the press release to confirm this message. However, Dave Ledig of the USFWS did confirm this information for me later in the afternoon, so I believe this is a victory for the people of Coos County.
If this information is true then we have succeeded in defeating this federal land grab and thwarted the efforts of the USFWS to turn the rest of the Coquille Valley into a mosquito farm.
All of you deserve a huge Thank You for standing firm against the expansion. Our sheer tenacity won the battle. Unfortunately, the first phase of the expansion by the USFWS has caused the people of the Coquille Valley to become under attack by an overwhelming army of mosquitos.
Like a villain in a horror movie, these bureaucratic projects seem to pop up again-and-again to return to kill, so we have decided that it would be in our best interest to look into filing a Class-Action lawsuit against The US Fish and Wildlife Service. We believe the actions of the USFWS has led to the destruction of our quality of life, lowered our standard of living, and endangered our health and the health of future generations. The Service has
created an environment where the mosquito can and has flourished. The Service is very well aware that the mosquito is a common pest native to the area, and the number one killer of man. We also believe the Service did this intentionally, so it would devalue property within the valley and induce people to become “willing sellers”.
We are asking everyone to attend a meeting on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Owen Building, Coquille OR. We will be celebrating our victory over The US Fish and Wildlife Service and laying out plans to take our battle to the next level, which may take place in the courts. Everyone is welcome, so please bring anyone concerned about the future of our county, and never let it be said that the little guy cannot win...Rob T.
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