Gov. Reynolds announces plan to fund the Trust

By Joe Jayjack on January 14, 2020 in Press Center


Contact: Joe Jayjack, communications director

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Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation applauds the announcement by Gov. Kim Reynolds that she is encouraging legislators to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund in her Condition of the State address this morning.

Reynolds outlined as one of her top priorities a clear tax plan that would provide constitutionally protected dollars for the Trust Fund, which has been empty since being created by voters in 2010. “These investments will not only aid our conservation efforts, they will improve our quality of life and help us retain and recruit a new generation of Iowans,” Reynolds said in her speech.

“We thank Gov. Reynolds for her leadership and vision for cleaner water, healthier land and expanded outdoor recreation opportunities that enhance the quality of life in Iowa,” said INHF President Joe McGovern. “We look forward to working with supporters and lawmakers in the coming months to fund the trust.”

The Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund is a permanent and constitutionally protected funding source for water quality, soil health, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation that was created through a constitutional amendment by Iowa voters in 2010.

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is a private nonprofit with a mission to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water and wildlife. Since 1979, INHF has protected more than 175,000 acres and blazed the way for thousands of miles of multi-use trails across the state.