Deer-Diary

Vote YES on AMENDMENT 1

We have more than one million acres of public hunting lands available in Georgia. Your vote YES on Amendment 1 will help to protect and maintain these lands that have been enjoyed for generations.

The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment is on the ballot on November 6 as Amendment One. This is the first time Georgians have had a chance to dedicate funding for conservation and it can be done without a tax increase.

The amendment will dedicate a portion of the existing sales and tax we are already paying on outdoor sporting goods to the protection of the state’s land, water and wildlife with no new taxes or fees.

Over $20 million would be dedicated every year for the next ten years. This funding could not be used for any other purpose and would be subject to strict accountability provisions and public disclosure. Only projects consistent with the state’s established goals for conservation would be approved.

If passed, this funding would:

• Protect lands critical to clean drinking water and the quality of Georgia’s lakes, rivers and streams

• Acquire and improve parks and trails

• Maintain and improve access to wildlife management areas and create new opportunities for hunting and fishing

• Support Georgia’s $27 billion outdoor recreation industry

We need your help to get the word out so we can pass this historic Amendment. Please forward this email to everyone you can and let people know this is a chance we will have only once in a generation.

The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment is supported by a coalition of leading conservation organizations including The Conservation Fund, Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Park Pride, and The Trust for Public Land.

For more information, go to http://www.GeorgiaOutdoorStewardship.org

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