Join us at the Capitol.
It’s time to fund the Trust!
On Monday, February 12, we’re headed to the Capitol to let our legislators know that after years of waiting, it’s time to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. We are on the verge of better water quality and natural resources protection for generations to come, and you can help!
Here are the details:
- What: Fund the Trust Day
- Where: The Iowa Capitol building, 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines
- When: Monday, February 12
- 12:30 p.m.: Check-in begins
- 12:35 – 1 p.m.: Citizen advocate training
- 1 p.m.: Program begins
- 1 – 3:45 p.m.: Advocates talk with legislators about funding the Trust!
Attendees that pre-register get a free “Fund the Trust” T-shirt for their participation.
More details to follow.
Can you make it? RSVP here.
What is the Trust fund?
In 2010, 63% of Iowans voted for a Constitutional amendment to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund
, a permanent and protected funding source dedicated to clean water, productive agricultural soils and thriving wildlife habitats. Years later, the Trust Fund sits empty because it requires a sales tax increase of 3/8 of a cent for funding. Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy supports raising the sales tax to fund the Trust Fund and maintaining the formula supported by 63% of Iowa voters. In a November 2017 poll, 69% of Iowans support increasing the sales tax by 3/8 of a cent to fund the Trust Fund. Learn more about the poll here
If you can plan to come, or want to encourage others, you can sign up here
Call or email your legislators
to let me know you’ll be there and that it’s time to fund the Trust!