Make Armored Mud Balls a State "Sedimentary Structure"
#1Gotta love armored mud balls!
Sophia LaRoche (Hatfield , 2021-03-03)
#6I like this rock!
Matthew Steinem (Shelburne Falls, 2021-03-03)
#7I’m signing this because I believe that Franklin County, MA deserves to be recognized for the rare Armored Mud Ball. What a neat discovery and the fact that here in Massachusetts is the rare Armored Mud Ball, well it should be a symbol for MA history going back to Mesozoic time. #rockonMA#ArmoredMudBallStrong
Jennifer Goodnow (Goshen, 2021-03-03)
#10Unique geology matters in history.
Michael Patnaude (Chicopee, 2021-03-04)
#11It’s really a national treasure, not seen anywhere else in sedimentary form right here in Ma! Harry
Harry Sharbaugh (Erving Ma, 2021-03-04)
#12I am signing because armored mudballs rock! (and probably roll as well)
Su Hoyle (Shutesbury, 2021-03-04)
#16These armored mud balls are so rare and significant for our state. We should recognize them as such and make them the official state sedimentary structure. Armored Mud Balls rock!!!!!
Nancy Goodman (HADLEY, 2021-03-04)
#17I'm signing because I think this is a unique object that should be recognized as something special in our state.
Cindy Schimelpfenig (Bernardston, 2021-03-04)
#18Armored mud-balls are the coolest geologic feature in Massachusetts!
Tom Prunier (Oxford, 2021-03-04)
#19Armored mud balls have literally been embedded in Massachusetts since prehistoric times, and this state is the only place in the world where they can be seen. What better credentials could a sedimentary structure have to merit such a designation of honor?!
Nancy Caldwell (Northfield, 2021-03-04)
#20Mud balls are unique and special. As a graduate of Hampshire College and Boston University (PhD, 2012), I find value in protecting and promoting what Massachusetts has to offer.
Eric Anderson (Woodbridge, CT, 2021-03-04)
#21The unique nature and beauty of our Franklin County mud balls should be heralded and promoted.
Eileen Wood (Amherst, 2021-03-04)
#22These are unique formations, and illustrates that Franklin County is a particularly interesting area exhibiting geological events and processes .
Charles Kelton (Greenfield, 2021-03-04)
#24It's a good idea!
JOSEPH ZORZIN (Orange, 2021-03-04)
#25Professor Little's Discovery of, Promotion of, Protection of and Maintenance of the ARMORED MUD BALLS makes this a truly
worthy endeavor indeed!
Ed Gregory (Greenfield, 2021-03-04)
#27I learned about the importance of mud balls as a geologic state treasure in College in the 90s from Richard Little. It's important to celebrate what is truly unique about where we live.
Farlin Black (Easthampton, 2021-03-04)
#29I am signing because of the rarity of armored mud balls.
Herbert Hoyack (Shutesbury, 2021-03-04)
#30As Prof. Little says, armored mudballs are found nowhere else in the world but Franklin County, MA, which makes them an even more specific symbol of Massachusetts than our state bird or state pie. But they're only the tip of the iceberg in terms of geologic features here. I'm a lifelong Mass. resident and geology buff who has planned vacations around that interest. So if honoring the armored mudball could bring attention to what we have to offer and bring visitors like me here, it could be a good thing for all. Tourism is one of the few sources of jobs in our rural areas, and could use all the support it can get!
Norma Roche (Northampton, 2021-03-04)
#35Armored mud balls are recognized by geologists as significant and unique and should be officially recognized.
Guy Lanza (Amherst, 2021-03-04)
#36This little-known geological anomaly, to date discovered uniquely in Western Massachusetts, illuminates a key period in the evolution of the Connecticut River Valley — and, by extension, of all great rivers. The petitioner, Richard Little, is a serious, respected geologist who has dedicated his life to teaching geology both in the classroom and on local and international study trips.
George French (Lunenburg, 2021-03-04)
#39I have seen these unique geologic phenomena. They are a rare part of our Earth history. Please help protect them.
Beverly Taylor (Templeton, 2021-03-04)
#41While I'm not a Massachusetts resident, I've come several times to the site to see this geologic phenomenon. With more recognition, more geologists will want to come to see them.
Leonard Cadwallader (Hanover, 2021-03-04)
#42In these days of cancelling our "history" it is most important to preserve our geological sites.
Deanne Brochu (Shelburne Falls, 2021-03-04)
#45As a geologist I support efforts to educate people about geology, especially local geology that people can enjoy. The armoured mud balls are unique to our area and deserve recognition in the state.
Virginia Irvine (Northampton, 2021-03-04)
#48The Armored Mud Balls in Turners Falls must be at least as significant as a Boston Crème Donut and therefore worthy of recognition as the official State Sedimentary Structure. I have known Dr. Little since 1980 and value his knowledge, expertise and perspective on the geology of the Pioneer Valley.
Lawrence Dean (Greenfield, 2021-03-04)
#50This is important and needs to be made a Massachusetts State Symbol !!!
Wayne Corwin (Belchertown, 2021-03-04)
#51I'm signing because little armored mudballs are so rare you can only find them in Massachusetts so why wouldn't call them our state sedimentary structures!?!
Pamela Morawski (Montague, 2021-03-04)
#55I live in Gill, Ma
Joan Pillsbury (Gill, 2021-03-04)
#56These armored mud balls represent one of the best examples of how special and unique the geologic record is in Massachusetts. Also, this is yet another example of the many contributions that Professor Richard Little has made on behalf of Massachusetts geology. Armored Mud Balls deserve to be designated the official State "Sedimentary Structure".
Bill Finn (Holyoke, Ma, 2021-03-04)
#58Our earth created gorgeous treasures and we should do our best not to trample them all to extinction. Thanks professor little for working to protect our local treasures!
Lacey Arnold (Hatfield, 2021-03-04)
#65I take my students on field trips to see the armoured mud balls in Franklin County. They are a rare and special phenomenon
Ronadh Cox (Williamstown, 2021-03-04)
#66The armored mudballs are fascinating and deserve recognition
Barbara Meunier (Springfield , 2021-03-04)
#67I support naming the Armored Mud Balls as the MA state sedimentary feature. These unique structures are only found in Franklin county and deserve notoriety and recognition by the state.
David Theoharides (South Deerfield, 2021-03-04)
#68Armored mudballs are special!
Michael Williams (Amherst, 2021-03-04)
#70I'm signing because I agree with Professor Little that these geologic rarities that can be seen here in western Massachusetts are worthy of recognition. They are very cool to see!
Stein Feick (Conway, 2021-03-05)
#73These are unique features particularly useful in documenting the history of the Earth
Steven Bill (Keene, 2021-03-05)
#76We need to add a Sedimentary Structure to the list!
Donald Sluter (Whately, 2021-03-05)
#80I agree that this sedimentary structure should get state wide recognition for there rarity and the unique circumstances of how they formed in what is now Massachusetts.
Mark Agostini (Franklin, MA, 2021-03-05)
#82I am signing this petition because the Armored Mud Balls are a unique feature of our geology here in the valley that should be recognized and preserved.
Lissa Ganter (Easthampton, 2021-03-05)
#83I learned about these many years ago when I took Rich Little's geology class at GCC
David Small (Athol, 2021-03-06)
#84I'm amateur geologist and love (mudballs) and other unique features in our Valley
Holland Hoagland (HATFIELD, 2021-03-06)
#85As an educator, I feel that any way to promote the uniqueness of our local environment and increase public awareness will be beneficial.
Jennifer LaRoche (ATHOL, 2021-03-06)
#86These are unique geological formations that deserve recognition.
Kathleen Lanza (Amherst, 2021-03-06)
#87It is important to advance the attention of the public to earth science and environmental information.
JOHN BRADY (NORTHAMPTON, 2021-03-06)
#90Feel certain that the discovery of this very unique geological formation should have more presence in Massachusetts State identity. Besides my brother-in-law discovered them in Massachusetts!
Judith Bertozzi (Rehoboth, Mass, 2021-03-07)
#91Local natural treasure ! Natural treasures can be so easily lost forever. We will help bring another generation as guardians of these wonders and the stories of the natural world!
Bonnie Benjamin (Athol, MA, 2021-03-07)
#92Something totally unique should be celebrated!
Vanessa Bertozzi (Rhinebeck, 2021-03-07)
#94I attended a semester of geology class instructed by Prof. Richard Little. As a washashore from Cape Cod I wanted to find out more about the interesting geology of the Connecticut Valley. Also as a science educator in Mass for 40+ years I agree with prof. Little this is a highly worthwhile project.
Barbara Waters (Montague, 2021-03-07)
#95Armored mud balls rock!! They should be honored by the whole state.
Diana Roberts (Greenfield, 2021-03-07)
#97I'm signing because I've seen these armored mud balls and they are marvelous.
I graduated from Greenfield Community College. I feel that Franklin County has this treasure and people worldwide would benefit by knowing about them.
Mary Ellen Wickum (Santa Barbara, 2021-03-08)
#101Armored mud balls are unique and special to Massachusetts because they were first identified in rocks here in Massachusetts. They are just one example of the fascinating and comprehensive geological history of this state.
Debbie Voland (Leverett, 2021-03-08)
#103They represent a unique geologic aspect of our region.
Barry Steeves (Florence, 2021-03-08)
#108I'm signing because this is an amazing historic and noteworthy part of our Massachusetts heritage.
Please include it as an extraordinary MA state symbol! Barbara J Weene
Barbara Weene (Northampton MA, 2021-03-09)
#110AMBs are awesome and should be preserved!
Joshua Knox (Holyoke, 2021-03-09)
#111The armored mudballs are unique and should be preserved and documented as special in MA.
Tarin Weiss (Westhampton, 2021-03-09)
Michelle Traub (Rhinebeck, 2021-03-09)
#116I'm signing because I realize how rare and unique these geological formations are. As president and representative of the Pascommuck Conservation Trust in Easthampton, let it be known that the trust also supports this effort.
John Bator (Easthampton, 2021-03-10)
#117Mudballs are amazing!
Danielle Desmarais (Wilbraham, 2021-03-10)
#120This is exciting and needs to be done!
Alan Tatro (Leverett, 2021-03-10)
#121I worked at Greenfield Community College in the late 70s/early 80s, when Dick Little was a professor of Geology at the college. It was during that time that he discovered the armored mud balls, so I have been aware of this discovery and its significance for a very long time. I fully support Dr. Little's efforts to officially recognize this important local natural phenomenon.
Helene Wegrzynek (Haydenville, 2021-03-11)
#124I'm signing because mudballs are unique to Massachusetts.
Christopher Fox (Belchertown, 2021-03-14)
#126I agree with everything Professor Little has said about armored mudballs, especially how educational and inspirational it would be if more people knew about these rare formations.
Bridgit Litchfield (Belchertown, 2021-03-15)
#129This is very important to me and my friends.
Anan Eisenstein-Bond (Sunderland, 2021-03-15)
#130It’s important to preserve things to remember the past and where we come from.
Blake Harris (Belchertown, 2021-03-15)
#134Armored mud balls are a rare and fascinating geologic phenomenon that were discovered and studied by Richard Little, a wonderful professor at one of our wonderful state community colleges, Greenfield Community College. They are an excellent example of how we value science and scholarship in the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts!
Laura Garcia (Williamsburg, 2021-03-15)
#138I'm signing because I'm an Environmental Science major with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from GCC 08', have always had a high admiration/appreciation for both national and local geological phenomenons, love outdoor adventures, love preservation and conservation. I think this is a fantastic idea to really show how proud we are of our glacial erratic activity!
Andew Helgerson (Northfield, 2021-03-15)
#139I agree that the armored mud balls are unique, special and worth being recognized as the official State Sedimentary Structure.
Linda Cavanaugh (Shelburne Falls, 2021-03-15)
Katherine Wegrzyn (South Hadley, 2021-03-16)
#145I am in favor of preserving our precious natural resources and geological wonders!
cindy Spelman (Williamsburg, 2021-03-17)
#149Armored Mud Balls are unique. Mud balls are commonplace, 3 year olds can make them. But, a 200 Million year old, hard as a rock (it IS a rock) covered-with-pebbles mud ball and which can only be seen in Massachusetts is pretty special. People from all over should see them, and think and learn what's under foot and about how our Earth was formed.
Violet Walker (Greenfield, MA, 2021-03-18)
#150The more we know about deep history and the local environment - the more we will want to appreciate and conserve!
Matt Verson (Northampton, 2021-03-19)
#154These are special, rare, and unique to Mass.
Leslie Pilder (Flornce, 2021-03-22)
#157These armored mud balls are an extraordinary geological treasure worth preserving. Status as a state sedimentary structure will ensure that generations of students and residents can continue to learn about the legacies of our region and state.
Teresa Jones (SUNDERLAND, 2021-03-24)
#159These rare armored mud balls are very unique to our state and should be appreciated and preserved!
Jade Linscott (Turners Falls, 2021-03-27)
#161This region in western Massachusetts has a remarkable geological history, available to anyone who wants to see the evidence. I want to promote these armored mud balls across the Commonwealth!
Carol Letson (Greenfield, 2021-03-30)
#163This is a great story and a great idea!
Lista Lincoln (Mount Hermon, 2021-03-30)
#167I believe in the importance of understanding Earth processes and the wonder and beauty of science.
Lori Weeden (Andover, 2021-03-31)
#168I wish New York had Armored Mud Balls!
Melissa Purdy (Mineola NY, 2021-03-31)
#179I support this effort
Andrew Dowd (Northborough, 2021-04-05)
#183A unique feature, if properly explained, can attract visitors, schoolchildren, Earth Sciences students, all sorts of people. And where else will they get to see them?
Deborah Rohan (Edinburgh, 2021-04-07)
#184Most rock formations are found in multiple locations around the world, here is a very interesting formation that involves a fascinating history, and it happens to be unique to Massachusetts! It deserves some acknowledgment.
Gordon Hugenberger (Gloucester, 2021-04-08)
#186To promote elevating unique geological features in Massachusetts.
Amanda Hyde (Greenfield, 2021-04-10)
#189My daughter says that it is right and the meet thing to do.
Walker Taylor (Asheville, NC, 2021-04-27)
#190I think it’s important to educate people about natural history in their regions
Cheryl Hickock (Ajijic, 2021-04-27)
#194Hooray for mudballs!
Reeve Gutsell (Belchertown, 2021-04-27)
#197A friend asked me to; interested in geology.
David Hill (Attleboro, 2021-04-30)