Forever Green Tennessee: Our Mission
Conserve 4% more of Tennessee’s 27 million acres by 2050 in forested corridors to protect water; Conserve farmland and our history. For our children, wildlife, and economy.
Toward this mission, our work together in 2017 will defend and increase State conservation funding in Tennessee. We are grateful for the 24,000 acres Governor Haslam’s administration has conserved, over the last 6 years. But more is needed to conserve a Forever Green Tennessee.
Please support a 2017 budget amendment for a Water Conservation Fund to protect forests along our rivers and headwater streams, a Farmland Fund topurchase development rights from willing sellers that will conserve our agricultural economy and food supply and a Historic Preservation Fund to protect the most significant and threatened historic sites that tell the story of our shared human history.
This Session, Sen. Bill Ketron, and Rep. McDaniel, Rep. Sargent and Rep. McCormick are sponsoring a budget amendment to increase conservation funding for Water Conservation, Farmland and Historic Funding. Scientists at TDEC report that protecting forests is THE most important thing we could do to protect water.
Please support their bold action to initiate this budget amendment for beautiful green Tennessee. This non-recurring funding is a first step in expanding funds to secure 1.2 million acres by 2050.