Funding for environmental conservation programs is under threat in Illinois. The current state budget has made it clear that we must fight to protect the programs and agencies that ensure we all have access to open space as well as protect our native habitats from agricultural pollution. The health of all Illinoisans is intrinsically tied to the health of our environment. Illinois should reaffirm its dedication to the protection of our natural spaces.
This is why the General Assembly must pass the Partners for Nutrient Loss Reduction Act. In order to address the state’s difficulties with implementing strategies to combat toxic, polluted runoff into our water sources, this legislation would add implementation of the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy to the state’s Partners for Conservation Fund. Additionally, this funding will help support our farmers working to incorporate more environmentally sustainable practices through the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and programs like the Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program.
Contact your lawmakers and ask them to Support the Partners for Nutrient Loss Reduction Act Now!
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