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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND ISSUES CONSERVATION FINANCE LANDLINK NEWSLETTER

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 8, 2005 --/WORLD-WIRE/--
Trust for Public Land's latest LandLink newsletter focuses on financing conservation on this Election Day.

LandLink/Conservation Finance, November 2005

In This Issue
>Election Update: Conservation Finance Measures
>Deadline Nears for County Award Nominations
TPL's LandLink newsletters are published for agency and conservation professionals. Subscribe/unsubscribe information appears at the bottom of this page. LandLink/Conservation Finance highlights state and local funding for land conservation.

Election Update: Conservation Finance Measures
On Election Day 2005, voters in 69 communities in 18 states will take to the polls to decide on conservation funding. Nearly $1.2 million dollars are at stake, of which almost $800 million would be dedicated solely for the acquisition and preservation of land. As election time draws closer, this list will grow as we learn about additional measures. Earlier in 2005, voters in 63 communities throughout the country approved 54 conservation finance ballot measures, an 86 percent approval rate.

Please email us with information about upcoming ballot measures in your area.

Notable measures on the November ballot include:

Maine - $12 million bond measure
Sarasota County, Florida - A .25 mill property tax extension which could generate nearly $170 million for conservation
Camden County, New Jersey - A one-cent property tax increase to protect drinking water sources and open space
Putnam County, New York - $20 million bond measure
Travis County, Texas - $62.15 million bond measure
Alpine City, Utah - $5 million bond measure


Up to Date Information Online

TPL's LandVote Database is the premier source of information about state and local conservation finance measures nationwide. The searchable database includes data on all measures since 1994.

Access the Database

More information about TPL's Conservation Finance Program

Deadline Nears for County Award Nominations
November 18 is the deadline for the second annual County Leadership in Conservation Awards, sponsored by TPL and the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards recognize leadership, innovation, and excellence by forward-thinking county leaders in local land conservation. Completed applications can be submitted electronically or in hard copy.

Download the nomination form from TPL's Web site.
Access the electronic nomination form from NACo's Web site.
More information about awards categories and criteria.
Read more about the 2005 County Leadership in Conservation Award winners


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The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. For more information please contact us at (415) 495-4014 or on the web at www.tpl.org.

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