As you may already know, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed budget for next year makes drastic cuts to funding for conservation and recreation. The most immediate of these is the permanent elimination of local land conservation, parks, and trails support from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. His budget would also phase-out dedicated funds for the state farmland preservation program.
These proposed cuts to conservation programs would be the largest in the state’s history. What does this mean to you?
The Keystone Fund has:
- Helped Natural Lands Trust preserve over 9,200 acres – an area 2.5 times larger than Valley Forge National Park
- Improved access to local parks, trails, greenways, and open spaces, including Natural Lands Trust’s nature preserves
- Enabled communities in every county of our region to realize their own open space goals
- Preserved more than 120,000 acres of green space statewide
You can help!
1. Sign an online petition. It will take just a few seconds and all that’s required is your name, zip code and email address.
2. Learn more and contact your state legislators. Visit www.conservationadvocate.org from our friends at the PA Land Trust Association.
Please join the thousands of Pennsylvanians calling upon the Legislature to protect our land, water, communities and future. Thank you.