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Land for Tomorrow Urges Increased Conservation Funding Following Release of SB 257, Appropriations Act of 2017

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Land for Tomorrow thanks the General Assembly for continuing to fund the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Parks & Recreation Trust Fund, and Agricultural Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund in the Appropriations Act of 2017. However, Land for Tomorrow is concerned that in a year of budget surplus, the General Assembly is appropriating fewer […]

Land for Tomorrow Coalition Gathers Local Legislators for Legislative Forum

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Conservation Organizations Highlighted the Economic Benefits of State Funding RALEIGH –Land for Tomorrow recently gathered members of the NC General Assembly for a legislative forum to highlight the economic benefits of state conservation funding for the mid-coastal region. The region’s major economic assets – agriculture, the military, tourism, hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation – all […]

Proposed Increase to Land and Water Conservation Funding a Win for NC

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The Land for Tomorrow coalition commends Governor Cooper for providing increased, reliable funding for land and water conservation in his recommended budget. Restoring a portion of the real estate conveyance tax to the state’s conservation trust funds as it was originally intended will help provide stable funding for the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the Parks and […]

Hickory Daily Record: Investing in Conservation is Smart Business

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Brad Lail, Hickory resident and City Councilman, believes in the power of investing in conservation priorities. “As the members of the General Assembly work on the state budget, I hope they will continue and grow that support because it is good for the state’s bottom line.” – Brad Lail Read the entire opinion published by […]

General Assembly Budget Support for Land and Water Conservation Praised

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The Land for Tomorrow coalition commends the Legislature for providing more than $22 million in additional funding for the state’s three conservation trust funds. These additional funds help keep the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund at level funding from recent years, which will enable conservation groups to continue […]