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Case Study: Beaufort County Rural Lands Bonds

Organizations/Sources: The Trust for Public Land
Established by the voters in 2000 and renewed in 2006 and 2012, the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program has protected more than 20,000 acres of farmland, maritime and bottomland forests, cultural sites, salt marshes, beaches, and tidal creeks in this rapidly developing coastal county south of Charleston.
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Case Study: Gallatin County Open Space Bonds

Organizations/Sources: The Trust for Public Land
To protect sweeping vistas of rangeland and mountains, and a deep agricultural legacy, voters passed bond measures in 2000 and 2004 to create and fund the county’s Open Lands Program.
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Case Study: Newark Open Space and Recreation Levy

Organizations/Sources: The Trust for Public Land
Newark has added and upgraded a number of neighborhood playgrounds and parks in recent years. But in a city where some neighborhoods still lack parks, this work was hampered by the lack of a dedicated source of public park funding. In 2013, 84% of voters approved a property tax levy that generates $1.1 million a year for the Newark Open Space & Recreation Trust Fund.
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Case Study: Tigard (OR) Open Space, Clean Water, and Parkland Bond

Organizations/Sources: The Trust for Public Land
Leaders in this fast-growing Portland suburb were discouraged when a 2009 ballot measure to fund new parks and open space failed by only 509 votes. But rather than abandon the effort, Tigard leaders came back with a new measure based on a clearer understanding of voter priorities—and ballot language that showed how funding would achieve those priorities.
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How Pennsylvanians View Government Funding of Conservation: An Overview of Polling and Voting Results

2017
Authors: Nate Lotze and Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
An overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians—regardless of party or region—value open space and state investments in conservation. (Print version of CT guide)
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