November 6, 2014: In an historic vote, Florida voters approved Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment dedicating $18 billion over the next 20 years to conserving, managing, and restoring land and water. READ MORE.
November 6, 2014: Voters in New Jersey approved a constitutional amendment on Election Day to permanently fund open space programs in the state. READ MORE.
November 5, 2014: A record $13 billion for land conservation was approved by voters across America on Election Day, including large statewide measures in Florida, New Jersey, and California. READ MORE.
October 31, 2014: The New York Times called for a “yes” vote on New Jersey Public Question 2 to dedicate long-term funding to protect clean water, open space, farmland, and historic places. READ MORE.
October 31, 2014: The Associated Press reported on the dozens of measures on state, county, and city ballots across the country to fund conservation, with billions of dollars at stake. READ MORE.
September 7, 2014: A new wave of ballot measures to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) has spread across Massachusetts this November, as citizens from the historic seaport of New Bedford to rural Egremont in the Berkshires vote on whether to create local dedicated funds for protecting the character of their communities. READ MORE.
August 18, 2014: With overwhelming, bipartisan support, the New Jersey Assembly authorized a ballot measure to establish the first long-term source of sustainable funding for New Jersey’s open space programs. READ MORE.
July 31, 2014: A bipartisan group of conservation leaders in the U.S. Congress joined the Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition to release a new report on the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). READ MORE.
July 14, 2014: The New Jersey Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation to dedicate existing corporate tax revenues to land, water, park, farmland and historic preservation programs.
March 25, 2014: Passage of Amendment 1 in November would provide at least $10 billion over 20 years to restore the Everglades, protect drinking water and the water quality in bays, rivers, lakes, and streams, and conserve natural lands and wildlife habitat through the Florida Forever program. READ MORE.