- Remind them that past state investments in specific conservation, restoration, or and/or recreation projects are still benefiting your community.
- Explain to them that American Rescue Plan money can make new great projects happen in your community now—whether your focus is ensuring water quality; preventing flood damage; restoring streams, wetlands, and other wildlife habitat; improving outdoor recreational opportunities, or other conservation-related efforts.
- Ask them to press their legislative leaders to take this once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in these projects.
- Tell them that a great advantage of spending on these projects is that it doesn’t require state money for operations going forward. (Many legislators are concerned about creating new long-term operational expenses for the state when spending American Rescue Plan dollars.)
Although the above messages are enough, you can find more talking points to reinforce your message on the urgency of funding PA’s pressing needs.
This is a momentous opportunity to benefit Pennsylvanians now and for generations to come. Please act now to make the opportunity reality.
Chair, Growing Greener Coalition
Executive Director, WeConservePA