MICHIGAN WATERFRONT ALLIANCE WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR –YES- VOTE ON STATE PROPOSAL 20-1 THAT WILL APPEAR ON THE NOVEMBER 3RD BALLOT WILL HELP ENSURE THE LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF MICHIGAN’S EXTRAORDINARY STATE PARKS
A proposed constitutional amendment to allow money from oil and gas mining on state-owned lands to continue to be collected in state funds for land protection and creation and maintenance of parks, nature areas, and public recreation facilities; and to describe how money in those state funds can be spent.
This proposed constitutional amendment would:
• Allow the State Parks Endowment Fund to continue receiving money from sales of oil and gas from state-owned lands to improve, maintain and purchase land for State parks, and for Fund administration, until its balance reaches $800,000,000.
• Require subsequent oil and gas revenue from state-owned lands to go into the Natural Resources Trust Fund.
• Require at least 20% of Endowment Fund annual spending go toward State park improvement.
• Require at least 25% of Trust Fund annual spending go toward parks and public recreation areas and at least 25% toward land conservation.
Should this proposal be adopted?