We have one more week to affect the decision for who owns Little Gull Island -- forever.
Following an auction in October, the GSA must make the decision to award the federally-owned property to either a private individual, who offered $381,000, or to the Public (=YOU), under the umbrella of the New London Maritime Society, who offered $150,00 cash plus stewardship of the Little Gull lighthouse, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service's promise to manage the island's fragile habitat.
We believe our offer is the 'highest' and the one that best serves future generations.
Please write to Gabrielle Sigel, of the GSA and tell her you want Little Gull protected (the information is on our Home page www.nlmairtimesociety.org)
Here is a letter we received today:
I am very concerned that Little Gull Island may be sold and developed so that the public may lose a valuable part of American history and an important environment for wildlife. I am particularly concerned about loss of habitat for migrating and endangered birds.
I urge the GSA to recognize the value of Little Gull Island to the citizens of our country and ensure that it is managed in the future such that its historical and environmental importance is preserved. The consortium led by the New London Maritime would be ideally suited to manage this property and I urge you accept their bid.
Read more at the museum's website: www.nlmaritimesociety.org