ALERT-Conservation Land Tax Credit Amendment now in the Senate


ACTION ALERT

Dear Members,

Please contact your Massachusetts State Senator ASAP and ask him/her to support an amendment (to be filed by Senate Minority Leader, Senator Bruce Tarr) to the State Operating Budget, which would increase the annual cap for the Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC) program.

All it takes is a quick call or email to their office (under five minutes). The land community needs to make contact now as legislative offices will be flooded with requests from other advocates. Contact information for your legislator (searchable by municipality) can be found here.For a fact sheet on the CLTC program and proposed changes, please click here. The amendment will be identical to that which passed the House.

Below is a sample call "script" and email that you can send to your State Senator (feel free to augment it with the additional information in the fact sheet or a story about a landowner you worked with who has been able to take advantage of, or is on the wait list for, the tax credit).

Dear Senator ________: As part of a [land conservation organization] in your district, I am contacting you to ask you to co-sponsor and support an amendment to the Senate budget for the Conservation Land Tax Credit program filed by Senator Bruce Tarr. The amendment would increase the annual cap to eliminate the backlog of this successful program and enable our organization to collaborate with private landowners to conserve land for farming, forestry, wildlife and clean water.

Your Name and Org/Group [Give your home address or org address, whichever is in their district]

Get Program Fact Sheet here

Thanks for supporting this effort!

Regards,

MLTC Team
Mass Land Trust Coalition
18 Wolbach Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-2233