Action Needed on a Bill to Protect Public Lands
We encourage you to contact your State Senators urging them to co-sponsor S.B. 524, An Act Preserving Open Space in the Commonwealth. Previous known as the Public Lands Protection Act, this longstanding MLTC priority has more momentum than ever, having passed the House at the end of the last legislative session. The bill would codify a thoughtful public process before public parks and conservation land could be used for other purposes, and require the protection of comparable land before such a change is approved. Read more about the bill here. Contact information for your legislator can be found here, and a list of current sponsors can be found here. If your Senator isn’t on that list, please reach out with a short call or email to ask them to co-sponsor.
Separately, we are pleased to announce that the Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC) was recently approved as part of the House budget. Thank you for your action and interest!