Finding funding sources to protect rivers and enhance recreation can be a challenge! There are many creative ways to find funding for this work, including levy and bond initiatives. Tune in on Tuesday, July 19th 1 pm ET/11 am MT to learn more from Kate Thorpe, Deputy Director at Conservation Voters for Idaho and the Treasurer of Boise for Clean Water and Open Space. Kate will discuss how she worked with the local community to organize and pass a two-year override levy to protect the rivers and lands around Boise. She will talk more about how this effort came to fruition and the key milestones that occurred along the way.
On November 3, 2015, a resounding 74% of voters in the City of Boise voted to approve a levy to establish a fund for $10 million to protect clean water and open space. The temporary, two-year override levy will preserve and protect water quality, wildlife and native plant habitat, and open space for recreation in the city’s foothills and along the Boise River corridor. Efforts to pass this levy were community wide and built upon a strong conservation and open space legacy in the City of Boise. Conservation Voters for Idaho lead the Boise for Clean Water and Open Space campaign, the effort to educate voters on the levy and generate support to pass it.
- What are key ways to build initial support?
- What are examples of successfully engaging the community to build support?
- What are tips and suggestions for passing a levy or bond in your community?
- Nonprofits organizations
- Governmental entities ,
- Anyone who wants to learn more about using a levy or bond initiative to fund conservation and recreation