July 1, 2002

Dysart Defenders,

You have likely heard of the long and arduous struggle to save Dysart Woods, among the last .004 percent of remaining ancient forest in Ohio. OU, Dysart Defenders and the Buckeye Forest Council have lost a major battle with the 7th District Court of Appeals for the Lands Unsuitable Petition.

Ohio Valley Coal Company is trying to mine right underneath Dysart Woods. We need help to appeal the decision to the Ohio Supreme Court so we can save Dysart. Valiant efforts by hundreds of people over the last 42 years have protected Dysart Woods to this day. But we are in the final hour for this forest ... unless...

Please make a donation before it is too late. Please make checks to Dysart Defenders and mail to P.O. Box 31; Athens, OH 45701.

We canít let the future down.