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Voters Pass $1.5 Billion For Local Parks



SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voters across America last night passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

Of 30 local park and open space measures on the ballot, 26 passed.  Earlier in 2017, 11 local measures had been voted on, and 10 passed.

"In 2017, there were 41 local and state conservation measures and 36 passed, creating a total of more than $2 billion for local parks and open space," said Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, the nation's leading organization in creating local park measures.

"At a time when Americans seem to be increasingly divided, one thing we all agree on is that we love our parks, whatever our political party," said Rogers.  "That passage rate of 88% in the past year isn't surprising.  It's consistent with what we've seen for the past 30 years.  In the last three decades, voters in nearly all 50 states have approved close to $100 billion for local parks and open space."

"This is true for Republicans and Democrats alike," Rogers said.  "Whatever their politics, voters are willing to spend to create and protect local parks."

For example:

Local elected officials are agreeing with their voters and taking a stand for parks. Last month, 141 mayors from across the country committed to ensuring their residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk of home. Almost two dozen Republican mayors joined the campaign, including mayors like Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, who leads a city Trump won last year.

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.  Millions of people live near a Trust for Public Land Park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.  To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit www.tpl.org

 

SOURCE The Trust For Public Land


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