Coalition Statement on DEP Growing Greener Grants

Coalition Statement on DEP Growing Greener Grants

For Immediate Release:  December 7, 2017

COALITION STATEMENT ON ANNOUNCED GROWING GREENER GRANTS 

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to Governor Wolf’s announcement of 106 local water clean-up projects that will receive more than $20.7 million in Growing Greener funding.

“The Coalition applauds the Wolf administration and General Assembly for recognizing the need to improve water quality in Pennsylvania and for …

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Coalition Applauds Conservation & Recreation Grants

Coalition Applauds Conservation & Recreation Grants

For Immediate Release:  December 5, 2017

GROWING GREENER COALITION APPLAUDS CONSERVATION & RECREATION GRANTS, CAUTIONS THAT OVERALL FUNDING IS INSUFFICIENT

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in Pennsylvania, today applauded the state for awarding $44 million in grants to support conservation and recreation projects across the Commonwealth.

However, the Coalition cautioned that overall funding for conservation and recreation remains at all-time lows. Because of this, the Coalition calls on the Governor and Legislature to take action …

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Coalition Statement: No Special Fund Transfers

Coalition Statement: No Special Fund Transfers

For Immediate Release:  September 5, 2017

Coalition Statement on ‘Taxpayer Caucus’ Budget Proposal

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to the ‘Taxpayer Caucus’ budget proposal.

“Today, a handful of Republican House members presented a revenue proposal that relies heavily on special fund transfers, including transfers from Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund, the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund and the Agriculture …

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Sign-On Letter: No Special Fund Transfers

Sign-On Letter: No Special Fund Transfers

NO SPECIAL FUND TRANSFERS

Electronic Version Sent: July 22, 2017
Updated: August 31, 2017

Dear Members of the General Assembly,

As discussions continue on the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year budget, we, the undersigned business and community leaders, elected officials, and organizations, strongly urge you to protect special funds for conservation, recreation, and preservation programs critical to the protection of our land, water, and heritage.

We recognize current budget challenges, but we also recognize that the Commonwealth cannot achieve prosperity by cutting crucial investments in Pennsylvania’s future – …

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Growing Greener Bill Introduced

Growing Greener Bill Introduced

For Immediate Release:  May 24, 2017 

COALITION APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF GROWING GREENER BILL
First Step Toward Increased Investment to Protect Water, Land and
Other Natural Resources

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition today applauded the introduction of legislation that establishes a framework for renewed and increased investment in the state’s Growing Greener program. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Tom Killion (R-Delaware), Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Adams) and Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks).

“We are thankful to Senators Killion, Alloway and McIlhinney for standing up for the Growing …

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Keep PA Growing Greener Rally

Keep PA Growing Greener Rally

 

For Immediate Release:  May 9, 2017

GROWING GREENER ADVOCATES RALLY FOR INCREASED FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER, PARKS, TRAILS, OPEN SPACE AND FAMILY FARMS

(HARRISBURG, PA) Advocates for Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener program today rallied on the steps of the state Capitol to call for increased funding to protect water, preserve open space and family farms, and ensure current and future generations continue to have access to community parks, trails and other recreational opportunities.

“Funding for the Growing Greener program is at an all-time low,” said Andrew Heath, …

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Earth Day Message

Earth Day Message

For Immediate Release:  April 21, 2017 

GROWING GREENER COALITION: STILL MORE WORK TO DO TO
PROTECT WATER & OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath urging the Governor and Legislature to invest in the state’s Growing Greener program:

“As communities across the Commonwealth celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, it is important to remember that many of the rivers and streams, state parks and community …

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Proposed State Budget Falls Short

Proposed State Budget Falls Short

For Immediate Release:  February 7, 2017

GROWING GREENER COALITION: WOLF BUDGET FALLS SHORT IN PROTECTING WATER AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget:

“Governor Wolf’s proposed budget falls short when it comes to protecting Pennsylvania’s water, land, forests, parks, trails and other natural resources, and the economic benefits and jobs they provide.  

“Any transfers …

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More Funding Needed for Environment, Not Less

More Funding Needed for Environment, Not Less

For Immediate Release:  February 2, 2017

GROWING GREENER COALITION TO GOVERNOR, LEGISLATURE: MORE FUNDING NEEDED FOR ENVIRONMENT, NOT LESS

 (HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in Pennsylvania, today called on Gov. Tom Wolf and the Legislature to provide more funding to protect Pennsylvania’s water, land and other natural resources, not less.

“As Governor Wolf prepares to present his budget next week, we want to remind him and the Legislature that Pennsylvania needs more funding to …

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Coalition Applauds Growing Greener Grants

Coalition Applauds Growing Greener Grants

For Immediate Release:  December 15, 2016

GROWING GREENER COALITION APPLAUDS CONSERVATION & RECREATION GRANTS, CAUTIONS THAT FUNDING IS AT ALL-TIME LOW

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in Pennsylvania, today applauded the state for awarding $45 million in grants to support conservation and recreation projects across the Commonwealth.

However, the Coalition cautioned that funding for these critical projects is at an all-time low and called on the Governor and Legislature to take action.

“The Pennsylvania Growing Greener …

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