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Access Fund Launches New Advocacy Tool
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7/15/2009
The Access Fund announced today the launch of a new online grassroots advocacy tool that makes it easier and faster for activists to help influence public policy that affects climbing access. The new technology enables supporters to quickly and easily respond to urgent action alerts online by sending a preformatted letter or customizing their own letter, which is then automatically sent to the correct decision makers.

Climbing Areas in California State Park Threatened - Take Action Now!
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6/30/2009
Immediate action is needed to help save climbing in California’s State Parks from drastic budget cuts that threaten closure! This is a live action alert for California. Please go to our Action Center to send a letter to your state representatives and urge them to support a budget that doesn’t deprive your State Park lands and its users!

Protect Access to Ralph Stover State Park, PA - Take Action Now
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6/30/2009
We need your help to convince PA legislators that they should prioritize access to valuable state public lands. This is a live action alert for Pennsylvania. Please visit our Action Center to send a letter to your representatives and urge them to support a budget that doesn’t deprive your state public lands and its users.

Access Fund Secures MOU with National Park Service
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6/24/2009
The Access Fund announces today that, after six years of collaborative negotiations, it has finalized and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Park Service (NPS), framing a cooperative relationship between climbers and NPS.

Closed: Draper’s Bluff, Illinois
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6/15/2009
Owners of the popular Illinois climbing area, Draper's Bluff, published an open letter to the climbing community last month announcing the immediate closure of their land to climbing and other recreational use.

Mid-Atlantic Climbers Receive Special Thanks from Park Service
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6/15/2009
Last month, Access Fund headquarters received a letter of gratitude from the Shenandoah National Park superintendent, calling out the exemplary work of the Mid-Atlantic Climbers (MAC) at their recent Shenandoah Rockfest Adopt a Crag event.

Obama Administration Takes Action to Safeguard Roadless Areas
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6/15/2009
We are happy to report that on May 28, the Obama Administration agreed with the Access Fund and Outdoor Alliance's suggested approach to take a “time out” on new developments in Roadless Areas until conflicting court rulings regarding their protection could be resolved.

Queen Creek, AZ Land Exchange Bill Introduced Into the Congress
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6/15/2009
On May 20, Arizona’s US Representative Ann Kirkpatrick introduced a House bill authorizing the exchange of popular bouldering area Oak Flat to Resolution Copper Mining.

Copp, Dash, Johnson Feared Missing on China Expedition
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6/5/2009
Three Boulder, Colorado climbers—Jonathan Copp (age 35), Micah Dash (age 30), and Wade Johnson (age 24)—are overdue, having missed their flight on June 3 from Chengdu, China. Both Jonathan and Micah are Access Fund athlete Amabassadors.


CRAG-VT Completes Purchase of Upper West Bolton Cliff
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6/4/2009
The Climbing Resource Access Group of Vermont (CRAG-VT) completed the subdivision and purchase of Upper West Bolton Cliff in Bolton, VT, establishing permanent protection of the area’s natural and recreational resources.

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