I would like to say this: the GPAA supports AMRA, PLP as well as other groups that are fighting for miners rights. It is not specifically Brandon Johnsons responsibility to make a stand for miners rights, it is the responsibility of every GPAA member, every prospector, every miner to fight for miners rights. Shannon Poe's presentation to the water board will go no where if we don't get behind him. We need to take action now by first paying attention, second by knowing the facts that support our side of the argument, third contacting our elected officials and make them aware of the facts, fourth giving our testimony containing the facts in public hearings in person or in writing, this can be done in states that we reside in or not. We can't sit on the sidelines and expect someone else is going to do it for us, every one of us has to get in the fight, if not we will be reduced to nothing more than hands and pans if we are lucky. We have to fight to keep our public lands as well so that we have places to prospect and mine. I for one will not sit on the sidelines, I am in the fight, will you join me please. I don't want to retire my dredge.