In response to Governor Wolf's Growing Green III proposal, Audubon Mid-Atlantic issued the following statement:
“The Growing Green III plan offers Pennsylvania a great opportunity to protect and restore critical habitat, increase the public’s access to outdoor recreation, and support efforts that address the growing threats of climate change. These proposed investments will benefit birds and people across the Commonwealth. We applaud Governor Wolf for offering a plan that would devote $450 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to this work and for increasing the total funding for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources up to $638 million. We urge the state legislature to support the Governor’s proposals,” said Suzanne Biemiller, executive director of Audubon Mid-Atlantic.
Audubon Mid-Atlantic is a regional office of the National Audubon Society, with the mission to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.