Tree Sit on Coal River Mountain: Day Four Update

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
posted by rampsmedia

Day 4: Blasting + Work Continues to be Halted.

Two tree sitters, Becks Kolins and Catherine Ann MacDougal, are continuing to halt work and blasting on a significant portion of the Bee Tree surface mine. Both sitters remain in high spirits.

Catherine Ann sent us the following update this morning: “Had a very fetal awakening this morning: suspended in my hammock, wrapped in layers of protection from bugs and weather, my life support stringing from my belly.”The sitters are remaining dry despite some thunderstorms.  They have been taking advantage of the inclement weather by gathering rainwater in gallon jugs.  Catherine Ann and Becks are appreciating the slightly cooler weather that the rain has brought.

The sitters had their first visit from a police officer today. Becks sent us this update: “Our first visit from a cop! He was nice. Not as cute as the baby bears though.” Becks is referring to the baby bears that visited the sitters yesterday.

The police officer was, “Just making small talk. Wanted to see us. Asked if we were in it for the long haul. Pretty friendly.”

The sitters have been in the trees for four days through intense heat and thunderstorms. They are there to stop strip mining on Coal River Mountain. Thanks for all the support. Please donate to keep our sitters up in the trees! Every amount helps!

Today they sent us this message:

We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains. –Assata Shakur

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