Voters across America approved a record $13 billion for land conservation on Election Day, led by historic constitutional amendments in New Jersey and Florida.
Biggest election day yet for conservation funding: $22 billion at stake in five statewide and dozens of local elections around the country.
A campaign for the record books: A November vote on Amendment 1, Florida’s Water and Land Legacy Amendment, would dedicate $10 billion to conservation over 20 years. Also, news on the campaign to fully fund and reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund; legislative advocacy for state conservation funds; and how a recent ballot-box victory saved a Seattle-area forestland along a popular hiking trail.
Fall election report: City parks are the big winners, with ballot measures in Newark, NJ, and Cleveland Metroparks winning by overwhelming margins. Also: NJ local victories show support for statewide conservation funding, and new funds and interest for Massachusetts Community Preservation. Read more.
Fall campaigns in the home stretch: Newark parks referendum, Boise open space bond, and the campaign to get the Florida’s Water and Land Conservation Amendment on the 2014 ballot. Also, the economic benefits of Massachusetts conservation funding and advocacy for a new $1.36 billion environmental bond. Read more.
The St. Louis Arch, Parks, and Trails Initiative wins, plus ballot measures on May 21 in the Portland Metro region and Sun Valley, Idaho. Also, Georgia Legacy legislation advances. Read more.
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