What follows is Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center's Kate Scott's statement referring to the success of the Border Wall Protest in stopping all further placement of shipping containers, and the removal of the heavy equipment from the formerly serene landscape.
“The land, water and wildlife has finally been given the peace and respect it deserves because the people have stood tall for the rule of law. So many hearts and minds have come together to speak for the voiceless and to those who have the power to stop the work and send machines and men away. Let it be now. Stop the illegal de-struction. Begin now to remove the containers from our beautiful borderlands. Many join our effort and will continue to do so, until we see those containers leaving the Coronado National Forest.”
The donation of your funds will be used to reimburse expenses for supplies needed by those passionate and steadfast folks who have stared down the equipment and the contractors and forced their retreat. The camp is still occupied and will need to remain so, as the contractor continues to attempt to resume placement of the hundreds of containers still stacked in their storage yard.
Your donations are much appreciated, by the warriors involved in the protest, and by the land, water and wildlife! All donations from this fundraiser will be used in support of the Protectors of the Borderlands, and not by Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center itself.