Conservation Finance Links, 9/15

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Twice each month TPL’s Conservation Finance service publishes links to state and local conservation finance stories from around the nation. In addition to helping states and communities organize and pass conservation finance measures, the service operates TPL’s LandVoteTM database of all such measures since 1988.

Arizona
Prop 301 seeks to balance state budget by diverting voter approved open space funds

Colorado
Colorado Springs again seeks to divert open space money towards maintenance

Massachusetts
Marlborough voters will see CPA on Fall ballot

Michigan
Kent County still deciding on funding its farmland preservation program

New Jersey
Hudson County to suspend open space tax this year
Another Township seeks to reduce open space tax
Cumberland County to survey residents on open space
Burlington County begins new Municipal Park Development Program
Lebanon Township residents fear population burst if they take state conservation money for new park

Pennsylvania
Gas tax still faces significant hurdles; State legislators also up against Oct. 1 deadline
Onorato says natural gas tax needed to protect environment
Rendell pays visit, pitches for drilling tax
Environmentalists seek funding from Marcellus Shale taxes
After months of debate Upper Providence finally decides how to use open space funds

Virginia
Stafford County eyes options to save open space

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