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Your Testimony is Needed by Tuesday (3/23)

On Wednesday (3/24), the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee is holding a public hearing on SB 887 – a bill to implement the Governor’s FY 2022 – 2023 Budget, which includes bond authorizations for open space, trails, state parks, and more.

Please take Action!

Send Testimony by Tuesday (3/23) asking the Committee to:

Support the Bond Package with Increased Funding for Open Space!

See sample testimony below

Sample Testimony (best to use your own words)

Dear Members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee,

Thank you for this opportunity to submit testimony in support of funding for the following important land conservation programs in the Governor’s FY 2022 – 2023 Budget (SB 887):

[Important: Please insert a personal message on why open space is important to your community including, if applicable, examples of OSWA projects and impacts that recent reductions in OSWA funding has had on your land trust/community’s land conservation efforts.]

Thank you for this opportunity to testify.


Your name/organization/town

Thanks for taking action!

Now more than ever we need to invest in funding to support the land conservation work of land trusts, municipalities, and the state to ensure equitable public access to land, water, and other natural resources, and the environmental, economic, and public health benefits that they provide.


Amy Blaymore Paterson
Amy Blaymore Paterson, Esq.
Executive Director

P.S. More information about SB 887 is here. If you have any questions about this action alert, please contact me anytime.