You Can Help!

Advocate for changes on behalf of Vizcaya and Bonnet House. Amended zoning ordinances would benefit both properties. For Vizcaya, write to Mayor Manuel A. Diaz, City of Miami, 3500 Pan American Dr., Miami,  FL 33133. For Bonnet House, write to Mayor Jim Naugle and the City Commissioners, City of Fort Lauderdale, 100 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Urge Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley to support preservation of the Michigan Avenue Streetwall. Write to him at the Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 507, Chicago, IL 60602.

Protect the character of the Lower East Side. Sign the petition (see ipetitions.com/petition/savetheLES) informing Chairman Robert B. Tierney of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission that you support the designation of the proposed Lower East Side Historic District.

Email Louisiana's Gov. Bobby Jindal (bobby.jindal@la.gov)  and the state's new Secretary of Health and Hospitals, Alan Levine (c/o bgulotta@dhh.la.gov). Encourage them to include data from the upcoming assessment of the Charity Hospital building conducted by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana as they plan future health care services for New Orleans.

Contact the Dallas City Council and advocate for local landmark designation of the Statler Hilton: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., Dallas, TX 75201.

Petition the City of Topeka, Kan., to save Sumner School and fulfill its stewardship responsibilities. Email Mayor Bill Bunten at bbunten@topeka.org.

Encourage the City of Great Falls, Mont., to work with property owners to secure conservation easements on land inside the Great Falls Portage National Historic Landmark. Write to the City of Great Falls, City Offices, P.O. Box 5021, Great Falls, MT 59403.

Help save the Boyd Theatre by writing to Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Hall, Room 215, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Speak out to protect California's state parks. Residents can contact their state senator and assembly member, and encourage them to address deferred maintenance needs. For a complete list of officials and contact information, visit sen.ca.gov and assembly.ca.gov.

Encourage New York State officials to consider alternative solutions to an expanded Peace Bridge complex. Click the "Issues" tab at PreservationNation.org.

Join the Save Hangar One Yahoo group to stay informed about the future of the massive airship hangar. See savehangarone.org