California Proposition 68 is important to all of us who care for the Sierra Nevada. Prop 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, is a $4 billion bond that would fund California’s most important water, park and natural resource needs. Of that $4 billion, Prop 68 earmarks $142 million for the Sierra Nevada – 1.5x more than Prop 84 in 2006 and 3x more than Prop 1 in 2014. Mountain Area Preservation has endorsed Prop 68, knowing the how critical these dollars would be for our region for future land conservation, climate change adaptation and wildfire risk reduction.
This funding would be a vital resource for future conservation projects in the Truckee-Tahoe region. Additionally, Prop 68 funding will provide dollars to other worthy projects throughout California, providing parks for disadvantaged communities, investing in wildlife and ecological areas, water resources, and to safeguard against climate change including drought and flood protection, water supply and wildfire risk reduction.
The state legislature passed the California Clean Water & Parks Act (SB5) with bipartisan support, and it will appear on the June statewide ballot.
Please join Mountain Area Preservation in voting yes on 68. Learn more about Prop 68 HERE.