Remember way back on November 2, when more than 62 percent of Iowans voted “Yes” on the Water and Land Legacy Amendment?
It was a victory for green minded Iowans, but just a partial one, of course. The resolution only amended the state constitution to set up a fund for land and water conservation. It didn’t actually allocate money for the purpose. The account stays empty.
Last week, Sean McMahon, Iowa state director of the Nature Conservancy, penned an editorial in the Des Moines Register reminding us of that fact and urging the U.S. senate to permanently fund the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, of which Iowa would get a slice. Continue reading