Group Title: Olasee Davis articles
Title: Preserving culture tribute to Arona
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Title: Preserving culture tribute to Arona
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: March 31, 1995
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Preserving culture tribute to Arona
Btfoe I go imo this ate, a especially ao eni emeaal laws, ber.
mommt of silent pleats. A great iwhi was discussed at the met. .
Virgin Ihlsd. Arona Petrson, 10 o will
MnPrsPeamisot w las a goo d ir "Cotd wi mm. a msa c- b a DAt n m kal Bill,
oflminewho inc odme toc- plicaad u nllatoy reform or flndsl. Water Qulity, Safe
dos to speak out and write bou generates asii m bch pocryphal t'ii'g Water Act, Poplatio
or history, ourenviro ad e aelo ite Mbab pucs. nDdClan Wm Act
our clture Sbch ePvi w ab al The m w a irm msa m
nse who knew Mrs. F e l is 5.1 lmllio embers oa BEadngered Species Act is u- d chuIPAadmbidua
newly te the Visginl s c e t1 .St x viroinnl Asso ened i 1973 Cagrtnes r iaBod Br Joh 14 Cn ,pid
was the lifeblood of this great c the i tu l Com- lir ted to pretm mil of j e o tral of HMsls P mt
womn's life. vlim Society ald St Al Totat Nero by Pasing the Edi- Jlobs F. Hibercrn, president of
SOn several occasions, Mrs. JobhEnvironmen alAssocitia pes A Rodalo~ adlmay others.
Palten wouldall Fi m t ffi edmmbn of t poeful Since then, more thin 1,000 Alt ee awrds bma l, S Geor
da, and we would talk for hours m' O pa I al"o spc worldwide hvebeen listed J. Mitchell received the distin-
abot Virgin hnds culme poli. The theme was "Healthy forpselectiatuderthislaw. guishedawardCesmtervaiio of
tlicstndlenirony m HomUe/Healthy Foods" which Wild plans ad niml speces heYer.
I often asked Mrs. Petersen, addressed what olms omco~m muni have conibued $79 bhlioso mn-
"When eyou going o cnhore ty, businesses, indmrie and gov lly to the U.S. pbarmacetical T following day, we qt to
tolile with us?"She would say, would playiadmatm edif. industry nd sae that we have Capitol Hll where welobbld for
"01see, I unot coming home." fret i keeping a iallhy glohb l medicinestr orbesiltlhneeds diffpreat environmental issues
Thb she would contiuinu Ohe, eavmonmet Alsowild plat species genes itad Si t River.
you have to carry on work of The fraction's mission is "o add approitely $1 bill per I d to represent the
preservingourecutlnmd ani our evi. educadeinspie nd assit individo. year to te U.S. agricul sal minusi- mw
mce" aslndorgaaitioanofdivemeucl- y ad helps project o food up- Washgto. Believe me, s
Thispe weekend, Iwasdoing latocomerve wildlife ndoer plyfmopestanddieua polls powerloises s the
jusglthl wheniprepetd thVir. nural reou and o ta m otetth 6 Furthesmore, the diversity of 9 WildW rlifeo as te
gin oladbyandin the Natio.- Earth's environment in order to wild sp needed top e good pe to ve to h el' gh
al Wildlie Federaton's 9onual achieve a peacefl. equitable ad ecoSysaem on which we ll rey for vinmeal issus in rthse
meeting in g Wash o, D.C. Robin stoiintbefo tm." dctanu air a dmiwt ; l, wt.e*d"
Freeman from St. Croix Environ.- h ds days, we be much ta lik dollar induties ad obslis atl
mnal iAssociation and Be bort Co Lock- o aWhnacwi hAmeraia. satke. Oae m who la m.
lear omlfr Envbion Asso Speaker of the Hose Newt Gin- Tis t is now up for rmaiho ur ofleaicedegree intrm eaes
ci sdo of S Thomas-St John grich and a Repo ci leaders' rization before Congress and is agent sunfo y ecology, l a
awtmded vow to p lthergnaa donghin der sarmby big buhmines sutc St. Croi ecologist, activist and
The NaioPal Wildlife Peders- 100days has a areacigeffct, as real e te, mining, il and tim- wrer.




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