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Stories in Georgia

The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment

Vote for nature. Vote Yes on Amendment 1.

Georgia relies on nature.

We rely on nature for jobs, for the air that we breathe and for the natural beauty that enriches our lives. Georgia’s economy and quality of life are directly tied to both the health of our rivers, lakes and streams and the availability and beauty of our outdoor spaces, wildlife habitats and parks. In a state as big and diverse as ours, conservation is our common ground. From the mountains to our cities and to the coast, the lives of all Georgians are inextricably linked to the health of our environment.

That’s why The Nature Conservancy supports the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment (Amendment 1). If passed, Amendment 1 will generate approximately $20 million in dedicated conservation funding over the next ten years. This means protecting land that contributes to clean drinking water, acquiring and improving parks and trails for people to enjoy the outdoors, and providing more places for people to hunt, fish and recreate. All without creating any new taxes for fees.

Amendment 1 would simply designate a portion of the existing sales and use tax on outdoor sporting goods to conservation around the state. If voters pass the amendment, those funds will go towards the creation of new parks, improvements on existing natural areas, and projects that protect our clean water – things from which we can all benefit.

Vote for nature. Vote Yes on Amendment 1.

A vote for Amendment 1 is a vote for clean water, beautiful parks, and for the ability of future generations to enjoy the outdoors.

Learn more about amendment 1 and vote on November 6.

What is Amendment 1?

If passed, Amendment 1 will:

  • Protect our clean drinking water by conserving land that is critical to the health of our rivers, lakes and streams;
  • Improve existing parks and create new ones so that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy the outdoors;
  • Support hunters, fishers, and outdoor enthusiasts by maintaining and improving access to wildlife management areas; and
  • Benefit the Georgia economy and create jobs ensuring that peoples’ outdoor livelihoods and pastimes will continue to flourish.

A vote for Amendment 1 is a vote for clean water, beautiful parks, and for the ability of future generations to enjoy the outdoors.

Vote for nature. Vote Yes on Amendment 1, November 6, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy paid for this space on behalf of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition campaign committee, Robert Ramsay, Treasurer. 

Enjoying a beautiful afternoon in Lithonia, Georgia.
Loving Nature Enjoying a beautiful afternoon in Lithonia, Georgia. © Erika Nortemann/TNC