Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Candidates Propose Park Initiatives

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Candidates Propose Park Initiatives

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Vice president Al Gore and Texas governor George W, Bush have proposed national initiatives to invest in public recreation and park resources.

Governor Bush called on Nov. 5 "for building conservation partnerships and increasing funding for federal, state and local natural resource conservation and recreational areas' by fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Bush said he would build conservation partnerships between federal and state governments, local communities and landowners to protect and conserve our natural resources. "Our legacy should be an unwavering commitment to preserve and conserve our treasured lands - a commitment I intend to keep," he said.

"The federal government has reneged on its promise [to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund], and that's why I support guaranteeing 50% of these funds for state and local conservation initiatives," the governor said.

Vice President Gore has proposed $2 billion in tax cuts and other new measures "to help preserve land threatened by sprawl and to ensure working families in urban and suburban communities easy access to parks. …

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