The attached PDF is an Excel document showing what the Tennessee Real Estate Transfer Funds were able to fund from 1991 until they were revoked in 2008. Without this funding, these land acquisition and conservation projects couldn’t have happened. If these Funds are not restored in the 2010 TN Legislative Session, TENNESSEE’s natural areas and public-access areas are AT RISK! PLEASE contact the Governor and your state representative and senator and urge them to restore the Tennessee Real Estate Transfer Funds. For more information on these funds and this “Forever Green Tennessee” campaign, please download the “Fact Sheet” that is available on our PDF page.
KEY to the PDF:
SP = state parks acquisition fund
LP = local parks & recreation fund
W = wetlands fund
(Please note that the Agricultural Resources Conservation Fund is not listed on the PDF but it IS one of the four funds that receives dollars from the Real Estate Transfer Fees. The Fund provides cost-share funds to Tennessee farms to lessen soil erosion and to improve water quality through the installation of Best Management Practices. The goal of the program is to measurably improve streams with documented agricultural pollution concerns.)