Tuesday, February 9, 2010

email from the Nature Conservancy

Tell NYS Legislators to Protect Funding for LI's lands and Waters!

The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is the state's dedicated source of funding for protecting open space, clean drinking water, working farms, and other programs that support our economy and improve our quality of life. EPF programs not only protect our natural resources and public health, they also play an important role in our local economy. Our tourism and agriculture industries are closely tied to our local parks and preserved farms, and beautiful waters.

Unfortunately, the Governor's budget disproportionately cuts the EPF by 33%, and completely eliminates open space protection funding! Budget negotiations are happening now. Tell NYS Legislators to Reject Drastic Cuts to Environmental Funding!

for action ----> http://tinyurl.com/yakxxqw