You may have heard the news about the Land for Maine’s Future program – Governor LePage has confirmed that he will not release the bond funds approved by the voters.
Maine Audubon is deeply concerned that Governor LePage has refused to release voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) bonds, a program the organization has strongly supported since its inception in 1987.
The goal of the LMF program is to secure lands for recreational public access; conserve our most important wildlife habitats; preserve Maine’s farming traditions; and protect the natural environment that is vital to our sense of place and economic future.
Your legislators need to hear from you that this is not acceptable. Please let them know the value of this program for Maine and ask them to do their best to get the funds released.
Here are three recent articles that provide more background information on this issue:
- March 20: LePage bond threat puts land preservation – and Maine’s reputation – at risk (Bangor Daily News)
- March 17: LePage won’t sell land conservation bonds without timber harvest deal
(Portland Press Herald)
- March 17: Governor puts the brakes on two dozen conservation projects
(Bangor Daily News)
- The Governor is failing to live up to promises and commitments he has made with regard to LMF funds.
- He is failing to fulfill the wishes of Maine’s voters - 60% voted in favor of investing these funds.
- He is failing to make critical conservation investments to strengthen our local economies and enhance our communities.
For more information on LMF, please visit our website.
Please contact your legislators and ask them to urge the Governor to release these important funds.
For more information, please contact:
Maine Audubon Staff Attorney and Advocate
(207) 781-2330 x224