Partial Funding Restored to Heritage Land Conservation Fund
- Thanks to all who came out on March 2 to talk to their legislators on land conservation, which helped significantly in convincing the House to add back $2.5 million per year ($5 million total) of the $5 million per year ($10 million total) swept from the Heritage Land Conservation Fund.
- Nearly 40 organizations have signed on to a coalition statement to restore the funding for land conservation. See statement HERE.
- The final budget that was submitted to the Governor included the partial restoration of the Heritage funds.
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General Assembly through our blog, the KCC Guardian
Learn more about conservation issues important to Kentucky HERE.
OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
Pope Francis Encyclical on Climate Change HERE
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