I'm sure you have read about it, heard about it or seen something about the proposed "National Park of the Sea". Well, now Angelo has some blog candy up for grabs on his site and all you need to do is blog on why you support the park.
I've posted several times on the issue, but for the record, I would like to say that
I personally support the Park and think its a great idea! There are probably a ton of reasons out there why we should support this idea..tourism, publicity, a boost for our economy, jobs, etc.etc...But the one that stands out the most for me, and the main reason I support it is CONSERVATION! We are going to set aside an area with a "no take" zone, which means everything should be left as it is. Marine life will be left to flourish..Left for future generations to enjoy..
If you grew up in Saipan, if you have been here for any length of time, you can see the enormous changes that have taken place in our lagoons as well as in the oceans surrounding our islands...Waters that were once abundant with fish, sea urchins, octopus, clams, etc...are now stripped of many of these things. We desperately need CONSERVATION measures that are inplace and more importantly ENFORCED! And even thought the "National Park of the Sea" will be hundreds of miles away from Saipan, if we can conserve that area of our island chain for future generations, I believe we are taking a HUGE step in the right direction. The publicity we will receive from having a "National Park", the jobs that will be created, the boost to the economy, all that is just icing on the cake, the cake itself is CONSERVATION!
SUPPORT THE PARK!