Nearly 70% vote to preserve Oregon State Parks & watershed restoration funding
November 27 2010 | Activism, Jim's Blog,
The passage of ballot measure 76 continues to dedicate 15% of lottery proceeds to Oregon State Parks & Watershed Restoration activities, which were set to expire in 2014.
Oregon Chapter members helped in this effort by collecting signatures to get the issue on the ballot, as well as educating the citizenry about the benefits of our state park system, submitting a statement of support for the voters pamphlet, and encouraging people to vote.
These funds have been used over the past 12 years to purchase land for new state parks, improve watershed conditions, and educate school children on the importance of stewardship. The measure passed with nearly 70% of the vote. More