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Petition for Opposing the Olympian Drive Road Extension Now Online

Posted 10/5/2009 2:42pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.
Dear Friends of Prairie Fruits Farm:
Thank you to those of you who have already hand signed our petition at the Urbana Farmers' Market to stop the proposed extension of Olympian Drive through our beautiful farmland.  I have now posted the petition on a website called "IPetition."  The url is:


This project is NOT a done deal as many have been lead to believe. If we can demonstrate oppostion to both local and state government politicians and elected officials, we may be able to redirect their development energies toward more positive and environmentally sound endeavors. If you are a resident of the state of Illlinois, please go to the IPetitions website and sign the electronic petition.
It is important that we garner lots of signatures in the next few weeks before state and federal budget decisions are made. If you are highly motivated and you want to send a note or make a call to either Senator Richard Durbin or Congressman Tim Johnson, their contact information is below:

The Honorable Senator Richard Durbin
309 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
9 am to 6 pm
(202) 224-2152 - ph
(202) 228-0400 - fx

The Honorable Congressman Tim Johnson
1207 Longworth House Office Building 
Washington, D.C. 20515 
Phone: 202-225-2371 
Fax: 202-226-0791

On another note, for those of you attending our last farm dinner of the season, please don't forget it is a SUNDAY afternoon affair (October 11th from 1-5PM). The menu is now on our website under "Dinners on the Farm" "Buy Dinners" "October 11th"