It’s shaping up to be a pretty good session for conservation. Several bills that support productive farms and restore clean water, introduced by Valley legislators, are moving forward. But the next couple of days are critical and legislators need to hear from you now.
We’ve rounded up the budget amendments that will more fully support important conservation programs including a bill proposing expanded tax credits available to farmers for implementing certain best management practices for water quality. We believe these things might need a lift and we’ve made an easy tool you can use to show your support for prioritizing clean streams and successful farms in the Valley.
Using the form and sample letter below you can contact the budget conferee committee members and ask them to support full funding for programs that keep our water clean, our lands protected and provide opportunity for recreation. You’re welcome to edit the letter to include a personal note or legislation you’ve been tracking.
The committee members have finished their work – we’ll provide an update on where the budget stands soon!