News Stories

Florida Voters Pass Record-breaking Conservation Measure

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.

New Jersey Vote Secures Long-term Funding

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.

3 Big States Lead Record Vote for Land Conservation

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.

New York Times: “Yes” on New Jersey Open Space Vote

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.

Voters Nationwide to Decide on Billions for Conservation

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.

Community Preservation Gains Momentum Across Massachusetts

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.

New Jersey To Vote on Constitutional Amendment for Land Preservation

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.

Report Highlights 50 Years of America’s Land and Water Conservation Fund

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.

NJ Senate Approves Conservation Ballot Measure

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.

Historic Florida Measure Would Secure Water, Economy, and Future

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.