When the 107th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on Saturday, May 21, 2011, they left a FY 2011-2012 budget in place that INCLUDES all 4 of the Tennessee Real Estate Transfer Funds! This is $16.5 million for clean water, woods and wildlife. For our farmers and outdoorsmen. For our children & grandchildren. For a SUSTAINABLE and BEAUTIFUL “Forever Green” Tennessee! The Transfer Funds will receive:
State Lands Acquisition Fund: $3,087,500
Local Parks & Recreation Fund: $3,718,700
Agricultural Resources Conservation Fund: $3,187,500
The Wetlands Fund: $6,506,300
THANK YOU to our conservation-minded Governor, the Honorable Bill Haslam. Thank you to members of the Senate & House Finance Committees, with a special thanks to Sen. Mark Norris, Sen. Jamie Woodson, Sen. Bill Ketron, Sen. Douglas Henry and Sen. Bo Watson; Rep. Charles Sargent, Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, and Rep. Steve McDaniel.
Thank you to everyone who made a call, sent an e-mail or wrote a letter to a legislator; to those of you who put a bumper sticker on your car or a sign in your yard; to those of you who signed a petition or joined our coalition.
Together, we CAN Forever Green Tennessee!
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