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Action Alert! Ask the Governor to Release Land for Maine’s Future Bonds

Friday, March 20th, 2015
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Mount Kineo in Piscataquis County was protected in 1990 for recreational use, thanks to the Land for Maine's Future program.

Mount Kineo in Piscataquis County was protected in 1990 for recreational use, thanks to the Land for Maine’s Future program.

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.

Take Action

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.

Background:

Here are three recent articles that provide more background information on this issue:

Key Points:

  • 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.

Thank you for being part of the solution.

For more information, please contact: 

JenniferJenn Burns Gray

Maine Audubon Staff Attorney and Advocate

[email protected]

(207) 781-2330 x224