Birmingham Audubon Director makes the case for “Yes” on State Parks Amendment 2

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Birmingham Audubon’s Executive Director Suzanne Langley penned an op-ed for al.com last week in support of Constitutional Amendment 2. If enacted the amendment will protect and support permanent funding for Alabama’s State Parks

The big takeaway from the opinion piece:

 

“Birders are among the four to five million users who pay fees each year that provide 80 percent of the funding needed to operate Alabama state parks. This funding should continue to be dedicated to our parks ensuring our access to recreation and continued investment in conservation. Amendment 2 will ensure that the money earned by state parks is used to operate state parks.

Visit Birmingham Audubon and Alabama State Parks Partners for additional info about Amendment 2.

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.