Yes 63! -- Fully Fund the Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund
  • Petitioned State Sen. Ken Rozenboom

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State Sen. Ken Rozenboom
Iowa-032
State Sen. Brian Schoenjahn
Iowa-050
State Sen. Pam Jochum
Iowa-026
State Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm
Iowa-044
State Sen. Thomas Courtney
Iowa-036
State Sen. Steve Sodders
Iowa-034
State Sen. Liz Mathis
Iowa-043
State Sen. Joe Bolkcom
Iowa-010
State Sen. Jake Chapman
Iowa-030
State Rep. Joe Riding
Iowa-067
State Rep. Kraig Paulsen
Iowa-087
State Rep. Dennis Cohoon
Iowa-012
State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer
Iowa-018
State Rep. Jason Schultz
Iowa-035
State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad
Iowa-043
State Rep. Chris Hagenow
Iowa-079
State Rep. Guy Vander Linden
Iowa-001
State Sen. David Johnson
Iowa-011
State Rep. Gary Worthan
Iowa-090
State Rep. Cindy Winckler

Yes 63! -- Fully Fund the Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund

    1. Petition by

      Iowa's Water & Land Legacy

63% of Iowa voters approved Iowa's Water & Land Legacy Amendment on November 2nd, 2010.  This vote created the Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund - a constitutionally protected source of funding for:

- Protecting Drinking Water Supplies for Future Generations
- Restoration of Wetlands, Rivers, Lakes & Streams to Protect Fish & Wildlife Habitat
- Prevention of Soil Erosion and Protection of Iowa's Family Farms
- Prevent Future Flooding Through Investment in Wetlands and Watershed Programs

Nothing is more important than having safe water to drink, and clean water in our lakes, rivers and streams.  

Now it's up to the Iowa Legislature to fulfill the promise of the Trust Fund and provide funding through dedication of the first 3/8ths of one percent from the next state sales tax increase.  This would provide $150 million/year for Iowa's natural resources and outdoor recreation programs. 

Sign the petition and show your support today!

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    • Jim Colbert AMES, IA
      • about 3 years ago

      I am a biology faculty member at Iowa State University and a native Iowan. I have worked with ISU students for the past 13 years, over and above my assigned duties, to help them understand some of the issues facing Iowa's rivers and streams. To accomplish this I developed, and continue to coordinate, the "Skunk River Navy" (http://www.biology.iastate.edu/SRN/SRN.html), a volunteer group that has removed over 60 tons of trash from about 30 miles of the Skunk River through the efforts of over 1,500 student volunteers. Unfortunately, trash is just the "tip of the iceberg". The biggest issues facing Iowa's streams are high levels of sediment and nutrients, as well as rapid changes in flow levels due to impervious surfaces and extensive tiling without wetlands to slow water movement into streams. Student volunteers can't fix these problems. The State of Iowa needs to commit significant resources to have an impact and - even in this day of highly polarized politics - a remarkably high percentage of the people of Iowa voted to do so. It's well past time to do something about this. Please fully fund the Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.

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    • Mark Langgin DES MOINES, IA
      • about 3 years ago

      As Executive Director of Iowa's Water & Land Legacy I have seen how passionate Iowans are when it comes to their natural resources. There is a willingness to pay if funds are dedicated to purposes that they feel a NEED.

      When it comes to water quality and agricultural soil conservation - Iowans see a need.

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    • Jim Redmond SIOUX CITY, IA
      • about 3 years ago

      It is embarassing to tell your children that we are not going to Lake MacBride because gang gatherings have compromised our family's safety. All over the state, our beloved parks are threatened by inappropriate budget cuts. Budget cuts that tell our children that only row crop acres are valuable in this state. This is a state wide embarassment when our citizens voted for support to our water and land resources.

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    • Karin Eshelman WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IA
      • about 3 years ago

      The people have spoken and we want clean water. Most people are willing to pay more in taxes if we know the money is going for something good like natural resources. Stop trying to give tax breaks to everyone and instead let the taxes go to something that benefits everyone.

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    • Tom Thompson DES MOINES, IA
      • about 3 years ago

      I just returned from a week in Canada where the lake water was so pure we drank it every day. I took my son fishing near downtown Des Moines and warned him not to touch the water. Please help responsible water management be a part of my seven year-old's future in Iowa.

      Thanks!

      -Tom

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