But What Can I Do?
Policy updates and how you can make a difference
This March There are two good news areas that
we’d like you to know about.
Please consider lending support in the form of a letter or phone call.
NH Policy action opportunity - BY March 13th
There is a legislative proposal to increase funding for the NH Land and
Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). LCHIP is the state’s major funding source for land conservation and historic preservation. ACT has received $740,000 for six projects totaling 2,618 acres – starting the very first year of LCHIP in 2002 when it supported the Sunset Hill Golf Course. LCHIP funds come from a fee on real estate transfers, not from general taxation. SB 74 would add approx. $1.4 million a year for conservation projects.
A state Senate committee approved the bill, and the full Senate will vote on Thursday, March 14. If you are a NH resident, please contact your state senator and urge support for the SB 74. If you’re not sure who your state senator is go to http://gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/members/wml.aspx or click the button below
Federal Policy action opportunity - BY March 15th
At a time that can seem very discouraging for environmental progress, both the Senate and House have passed permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF is the most important federal funding source for conservation. The money comes from offshore oil and gas royalties, not from taxpayers.
ACT is looking at this source to support the Profile Safe Route to School non-motorized public year-round trail from Franconia to Bethlehem. This trail will offer students access to wellness walks, running programs, snowshoeing from campus non motorized transportation to school and many other programs.
Please write or call the White House and urge the president to sign S 47. https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/write-or-call/