Conservation has a win today and many of you helped make it happen!
The Pennsylvania House and Senate have completed the 2020-2021 state budget, which will soon be signed by the Governor. The Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund and Environmental Stewardship Fund were left untouched. This means that Pennsylvania state government will continue to invest in conservation projects that protect our land, water, and wildlife, and that provide parks, preserves, and other public spaces where we can enjoy the outdoors.
The pandemic has created huge financial pressures on the Commonwealth. Have no doubt that our collective advocacy made the difference in avoiding severe cuts for the environment and ensuring that hundreds of new conservation projects go forward. Legislators heard our voices and the compelling economic, environmental, and community reasons for supporting the Keystone and Environmental Stewardship Funds.
Thank you to everyone who chipped in.
Steering Committee member, Growing Greener Coalition
Executive Director, WeConservePA