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Apparently, the funding for open space grants and farmland protection (which have been in place since 1985) will end if a land conservation bond is not put on the ballot this fall.Â
From Rupert Friday, Rhode Island Land Trust Council…
Friends of Land Conservation in Rhode Island:
Your phone calls to RI House Leaders today are critical
… even if you have called before, please make follow-up calls.
In the next three days (by Friday, June 6), Rhode Island’s House Leaders will finalize the state’s FY2009 Budget.
House Finance Committee Leaders may eliminate the governor’s proposed $5 million bond referendum for land conservation programs.
Without a 2008 Bond, state land conservation programs WILL END.
These successful programs – operating since 1985 – will run out of funds after 2008.
Please make 3 calls today:
1. House Speaker Murphy 222-2466 firstname.lastname@example.org
2. House Majority Leader Fox 222-2447 email@example.com
3. Your state Representative — Click here for phone numbers and email addresses for all representatives
Ask them to support a 2008 BOND REFERENDUM for farmland and open space protection funding.
Additional information and suggestions for phone calls and emails can be found at:
This is something thatÂ concerns all Rhode Islanders and we must work toÂ conserve and protect our state’s naturalÂ resources and beauty for ourselves and future generations!Â