GGC: Strong Suport for State Funding

GGC: Strong Suport for State Funding

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2012 

PA Growing Greener Coalition Points to Newly Released Survey as Clear Evidence of Strong Public Support for State Conservation and Recreation Funding 

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition today pointed to a newly released statewide survey as clear evidence of strong public support for state funding to preserve farmland and open space, provide parks and trails and protect rivers and streams.

The survey, conducted between Oct. 1 and Nov. 4 by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg, showed overwhelming …

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SEND MESSAGE TO SENATE

SEND MESSAGE TO SENATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         

October 1, 2012                                                            

CONSERVATION, RECREATION ORGANIZATIONS SEND MESSAGE TO SENATE: FIX PARKS-FOR-CASH BILL OR VOTE NO

HARRISBURG, PA. – More than 80 conservation and recreation organizations from across Pennsylvania have signed a letter imploring the state Senate to either fix House Bill 2224 …

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NO to Parks for Cash

NO to Parks for Cash

The Pennsylvania Senate is poised to vote on a bill that will allow county and local governments to sell our local parks for easy cash.  A vote on the bill could take place the week of October 1. If the bill passes, it goes to Governor Corbett for his signature.

For more information, visit www.ConservationAdvocate.org

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Coalition Applauds Restoration of Recreation and Conservation Funding

Coalition Applauds Restoration of Recreation and Conservation Funding

For Immediate Release:  June 29, 2012

Renew Growing Greener Coalition Applauds Restoration of Recreation and Conservation Funding

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Renew Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today applauded the restoration of funding for two key programs in the 2012-13 state budget.

Andrew Heath, executive director of the Coalition, issued the following statement:

“The Coalition applauds the decision to restore funding for our parks, trails, open space, waterways and family farms and thanks our lawmakers for recognizing the importance of …

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RGGC Praises House Passage

For Immediate Release:  June 6, 2012

Renew Growing Greener Coalition Praises House for Unanimous Vote to Restore Recreation and Conservation Funding

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Renew Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today praised House members for their unanimous vote on a budget amendment that restores funding for a key recreation and conservation program.

Andrew Heath, executive director of the Coalition, issued the following statement:

“The Coalition is extremely pleased with the House vote to restore funding for the Keystone 93 program, which is …

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Save Our Farms Coalition

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2012

Group Rallies to Save Pennsylvania Farms

(Lancaster, PA) Conservation groups concerned about the Governor’s proposed budget cuts to farmland preservation have pulled together to form the Coalition to Save Farms. Members of the group include Lancaster Farmland Trust, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, American Farmland Trust, Renew Growing Greener Coalition, Pennsylvania Association of Land Trusts, Brandywine Conservancy, and the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association.

Pennsylvania’s award winning farmland preservation program is funded through a dedicated tax on the sale of cigarettes. The Governor wants …

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Earth Day

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2012

Renew Growing Greener Coalition Calls on Legislature to Celebrate Earth Day by Rescuing Programs for Parks, Farms and Open Space from Budget Cuts

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Renew Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and historic preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today called on the Legislature to celebrate Earth Day by rescuing programs that benefit Pennsylvania’s parks, farms and open space from budget cuts.

“There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day than by saving the programs that protect …

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RGGC Petition Launch

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2012

Renew Growing Greener Coalition Announces Launch of Online Petition Drive to “Stop the Cuts” to Conservation and Recreation Funding 

More Than 5,000 Signatures Collected in Single Day

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Renew Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and environmental organizations in the Commonwealth, today announced the launch of an online petition drive aimed at stopping cuts to conservation and recreation funding.

More than 5,000 people signed the petition on the first day of its launch, urging the General Assembly …

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Schuylkill County Calls for Renewal of Growing Greener

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2012

Schuylkill County Calls for Renewal of Growing Greener

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Renew Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and environmental organizations in the Commonwealth, today announced

that Schuylkill County has passed a resolution calling for the renewal of the Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund.

Schuylkill County is the 37th county to  adopt a resolution in support of Growing Greener (Click of Map). In addition, at least 115 municipalities have also passed resolutions in favor of the program.

“Funding for the Environmental Stewardship …

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Proposed Budget Cuts Cast Cloud Over Agriculture Week

For Immediate Release:  March 7, 2012

Proposed Budget Cuts Cast Cloud Over Agriculture Week

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Renew Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and environmental organizations in the Commonwealth, today said that proposed budget cuts to conservation funding are casting a cloud over Pennsylvania’s Agriculture Week.

“The Governor is encouraging all citizens to pay tribute to our farmers, but at the same time his administration recommends the future elimination of funding for farmland preservation, which helps support our agriculture industry,” said Andrew Heath, executive …

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