Last November the amendment for clean water, parks, arts and fish and game passed. Now we need to make sure that the Clean Water funds go to restoring and protecting aquatic habitat. You can help. We need to activate as many calls, emails and personal meetings as is possible to legislators regarding the need to fund the state's Aquatic Management Area (AMA) program out of the Clean Water Fund. We are happy to report that the Heritage Council recommends about $5.8 M for the AMA program. However, the need for protecting natural shoreland throughout the state is much greater then $5.8M! We need Clean Water Funds as well. Senator Chaudhary (SF 1836) and Representative Junke (HF 2014) have authored bills to do just that. The Easter Break / Passover break begins today for legislature and runs through next Monday 4/13. This is an excellent time to contact your legislator preferably at home in his/her district to ensure that our state's AMA program -- aimed at protecting critical natural shoreland for aquatic habitat and fishing access -- is funded out of Clean Water! Ask them to support the Chaudhary (SF 1836) / Junke (HF 2014) bill!
Here is a link to the legislative website if you need contact information: http://www.gis.leg.mn/cgi-bin/mapserv? scroll down to who represents me, put in your home address and search. Your Representative and Senator will be listed. Again, use home phone numbers rather than Capitol phone numbers! Thank you!
Bassville_Usa, I'm with you all the way on this.I'll try to do my best to help on this issue,It's to bad that the money that was originally supposed to go for these purposes always seems to end up in the general fund.-Lottery.I wonder if they didn't give us MFP guys with the government that we enjoy here that we couldn't do a better job of spending 5.8 million dollars on this project. We would have to step on the toes of the greedy ones who think that our lakes and rivers are for sale or for enough money they can do what they want.Those type of people need to get a life or eventually deal with those of us who they are exploiting for their own selfish agendas.Some of the things I've been hearing about these lake assn. controlling lakeshore and access to the public is really starting to tick me off.The good thing= We will when push comes to shove prevail.After all it's ours just like this web site. GOTTA LOVE IT!
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