“All in” – Alabama conservation organizations and leaders support State Parks Amendment 2

Vote Yes Amendment 2

Vote Yes Amendment 2

Alabama conservation organizations and leaders are unified in their support of State Parks Amendment 2 for tomorrow’s election.  

Conservation organizations endorsing the “Yes” on State Parks Amendment 2 include:

Alabama Wildlife Federation, Alabama BASS Nation, Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club, Alabama Rivers Alliance, Alabama Trails Commission, Alabama Environmental Council, Alabama Wildflower Society (Blanche Dean Chapter), Alabama Hiking Trail Society, Alabama Scenic Trail, Alabama Ornithological Society, Alabama Wildlife Center, Backcountry Horsemen of Alabama, Birmingham Audubon Society,  Cahaba River Society, Canoe Alabama, Coalition of Alabama Students for the Environment, Coastal Birding Association, Conservation Alabama, Flint River Conservation Association, Fresh Air Family, International Mountain Biking Association, Land Trust of North Alabama, Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Nature Conservancy of Alabama, Southern Environmental Center

Moreover, a diverse alliance of nearly 150 conservation, civic and business groups is supporting State Parks Amendment 2.  The Alabama State Parks Partners is the largest statewide coalition assembled for a conservation measure since the Constitutional Amendment renewing Forever Wild passed in 2012.  

Along with the coalition, many of the state’s leading conservationists have written opinion pieces asking Alabama voters to vote YES on State Parks Amendment 2 on November 8th. Here is a compilation:

E.O. Wilson, James McClintock and R. Scot Duncan –Alabama should treasure, sustain state parks

Suzanne Langley, Executive Director, Birmingham Audubon Society – State parks attract migrating birds and the tourists who track them

Tim Gothard, Executive Director of the Alabama Wildlife Federation –Amendment 2 is Alabama’s chance to preserve its state parks

Doug Adair, Executive Director of the Alabama Wildlife Center –State parks are crucial to supporting Alabama’s wildlife 

Ken Hare, columnist for Natural Alabama – Natural Alabama needs Amendment 2 to pass

Linda B. Reynolds, longtime and prominent environmental educator – Enrich the lives of your children, vote ‘yes’ on 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.