Great Earth Day events — thousands of people and lots of petitions signed, bumper stickers distributed, and phone calls being made … have you made yours? Governor Bredesen supports “dedicated” funding for conservation from the TN Real Estate Transfer Fees. Now we need to call Finance committee members today! Especially Republican leaders — we had the early on support of Senator Norris, Lt. Governor Ramsey and others but they need to hear from constituents that you love Tennessee and that we want a Forever Green Tennessee … for quality of life, for our economy, for our descendents. Lt. Governor Ramsey – 615-754-4524, Republican Leader – Senator Mark Norris – 615-741-1967 and Chairman of Senate Finance – Senator Randy McNally – 615-741-6806. Check out the list of others on Finance — and call today.
Tell them that Tennessee’s woods, wildlife, waters, environment and quality of life are IMPORTANT and worth this miniscule amount of budgetary dollars. (The Real Estate Transfer Funds are one-tenth of 1% of the state’s $28 billion budget!) In the grand scheme of things, this money is nothing, but to the future of our state — as well as our children, grandchildren and future generations — it’s HUGE.
Please spend a few minutes and look through the pages on the Blog. Read our Fact Sheet (which is on the PDF page); look over the Legislators that we’re targeting (see the “Senators & Reps” page). To find out what these funds were able to do in your community, check out the “Successes” page, where all projects are alphabetized by county.
PLEASE help us on our quest. We’ve come so far. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The time is NOW.