The Nature Conservancy is calling all Rhode Island voters to action:
Question 5 and Question 6 are essential to the future health of our local waters and green spaces. Together they provide much needed funding for clean water investments in addition to green space preservation and development. Our diverse landscape and coastal waters form the foundation of our economy, our history, and our way of life. There is no Rhode Island without them.
Question 5: Clean Water Finance
Clean water is a basic human necessity. Investing in clean water pays off for Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay. More efficient wastewater treatment plants and upgraded drinking water systems mean cleaner beaches, more productive fisheries, a healthier bay, and healthier communities.
Question 6: Environmental Management
Investing in green space and bay restoration promotes healthier communities and a healthier economy. The passage of Question 6 ensures preservation and development of natural areas and farms, in addition to improvements in the health of Narragansett Bay.
The Nature Conservancy is working with a coalition of groups including The Rhode Island Land Trust Council, Save The Bay, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Grow Smart, and others to urge Rhode Islanders to vote for Questions 5 and 6. These clean water and local farms, open space, and recreation measures work together to protect, preserve, and restore lands and waters and uphold the public’s right to use and enjoy them.
We have prepared a fact sheet that provides more details: Vote for 5 & 6 Fact Sheet
Thank you for your support of clean water, family farms, open space, and recreation in Rhode Island.
Vote YES on Question 5 and YES on Question 6 on November 6th.