Take Action: State Conservation Funding Cuts Harm National Park Landscapes!


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. © Jim Lukach

A key Pennsylvania funding program supporting conservation, recreation and historic preservation has reached all-time lows. Enacted in 1999, the Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund supports grant programs and agency investments that protect, restore and enhance landscapes and watersheds throughout Pennsylvania’s 19 national park sites.

Unfortunately, over the last decade, funding for Growing Greener has decreased by 75 percent.

We should invest more in the state’s environment, not less. Upcoming bipartisan legislation in the Pennsylvania General Assembly seeks to invest $315 million annually in Growing Greener, a much-needed step toward ensuring the long-term security of this critical conservation funding. State legislators must work with Governor Tom Wolf to enact a Growing Greener III program, investing in the fund so it can continue to support conservation and historic preservation projects throughout the state. Learn More.

Please urge your state senator to co-sponsor the pending Growing Greener legislation from Senators Richard Alloway, Tom Killion and Chuck McIlhinney.

 

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Growing Greener III Critical to Protecting National Parks in Pennsylvania

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask you to support and co-sponsor the pending Growing Greener legislation to fund important conservation investments in Pennsylvania. Our state has a long history of conservation and environmental stewardship, including the bipartisan Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund, which has supported thousands of watershed and landscape restoration projects, recreation programs, and historic preservation efforts since enacted by Governor Ridge in 1999.

The Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund has lost nearly 75% of its annual funds since the mid-2000s. Please lead our state down a smarter path for conservation, recreation and historic preservation investments by signing onto the co-sponsorship memo in support of upcoming legislation by Senators Richard Alloway, Tom Killion and Chuck McIlliheny to fully fund this critical program.



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