Honorable Governor Justice;
The bill recently passed by the West Virginia Legislature to allow the DNR to enter into third party recreational contracts in our state parks is a terrible idea.
This would ruin the very heart of West Virginia and turn these public amenities into Busch Gardens.
When I was a county commissioner, parks were seen as rights of citizenship, open for free to every resident as part of their heritage and pride in our sate.
Sure, we can become like everywhere else and sell our beautiful environment or we can take pride in it.
Do our country roads still lead us to our spiritual home, or do they go to a casino and bar?
Once sold, these rights of citizenship will not return.
Please veto this bill.