Presentation on theme: "Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy How to double REAP investments and much more on Nov. 2, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy How to double REAP investments and much more on Nov. 2, 2010
Iowa: beautiful land Our natural heritage is worth preserving and protecting.
Iowa’s needs We need clean, healthy water. We must protect our productive soils. We need more connections to nature.
Why a Trust Fund? The Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund provides a permanent, reliable and accountable method for protecting vital natural resources.
Funding? Voting to create the trust fund does not raise taxes. Iowa will invest future sales tax in the trust fund.
Investments $150 million annually dedicated to natural resources
REAP doubles 13% of new revenue; additional $20 million annually
Agreement Voters support these conservation goals and the legislature has approved the trust fund twice.
Iowa’s legacy We need the trust fund to preserve our quality of life and strengthen our economy.
For Iowa, forever The trust fund is our legacy for future generations
Join the Coalition! We need your support today to help create a permanent trust fund protecting our natural resources.
The Coalition American Fisheries Society, Iowa Chapter Care of Creation Work Group-NE IA Synod, ELCA Cedar Rapids B.A.S.S Cedar Valley Association for Soft Trails Central Iowa Trails Association Conservation Districts of Iowa Ducks Unlimited East Central Iowa Fur Takers of America Environment Iowa Environmental Law and Policy Center Friends of Off Road Cycling Foundation for N. American Wild Sheep, Iowa Chapter Huntmasters Club International Mountain Biking Association, Iowa Affiliate Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards Iowa Audubon Iowa B.A.S.S. Iowa Bowhunters Association Iowa Coalition of Off Road Riders Iowa Conservation Alliance Iowa Environmental Council Iowa Farmer's Union Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Iowa Rivers Revival Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Society Iowa Tree Farm Committee Izaak Walton League, Iowa Chapter Linn Area Mountain Bike Association National Wild Turkey Federation, Iowa Chapter Pheasants Forever, Iowa Chapter Quail Forever Raccoon River Watershed Association REAP Alliance Rivertown Duck Club Ruffed Grouse Society of America, Iowa Chapter Safari Club International, Iowa Chapter Sierra Club, Iowa Chapter The Nature Conservancy Trails Have Our Respect Trees Forever Trust for Public Land Upper Great Plains Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Waterfowl Association of Iowa Whiterock Conservancy Whitetails Unlimited Wildlife Society, Iowa Chapter
Stay involved! Rosalyn Lehman Campaign Coordinator Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy Coalition