Notable measures which passed:
voters statewide passed a 20-year renewal of the state's successful Forever Wild land conservation program by 75%, which will mean
voters passed funding for the Land for
's Future conservation program, voting 62% in favor of a
- Voters passed a
bond to acquire open space and farmland, and to protect water quality in Narragansett Bay.
- Seven of the nine Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) measures were approved in towns across the state.
voters responded to the State Legislature's pledge of more CPA state matching funds.
voters overwhelmingly approved a
park bond to complete the city's bayou greenways network. It passed with 68% approval.
San Francisco -
city park bond won 72% approval, providing new money for park improvements and development.
Gunnison County, Colorado
– Voters gave 80% approval to renew a sales tax supporting the county land conservation program, which will provide almost
– By a 73-27 margin, voters passed a
land conservation bond.
Bend and Springfield, Oregon –
communities approved park district measures, which will mean
for parks and natural areas.
Polk County, Iowa
– Voters in this county, which includes
, passed a
bond by 72%. The money will pay for buying land to protect sensitive areas, connect greenways, and improve water quality.
El Paso, Texas
– Voters gave 75% approval to a
quality-of-life bond, which includes money to buy land and improve parks and recreation in the city
Salt Lake County, Utah
regional parks and trails bond won passage with 56% approval. It will help develop parks and recreation areas in the fast-growing county.
Founded in 1972, The Trust for Public Land is the leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people. Operating from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than three million acres from the inner city to the wilderness and helped generate more than 34 billion in public funds for conservation. Nearly ten million people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. Learn more at
SOURCE The Trust For Public Land