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