OEC Supports Nature For All

Oregon Environmental Council is proud to endorse the Nature For All ballot measure, put forward by Oregon Metro. 

OEC strongly supports maintaining this bond funding to support the critical local investments in our clean water, improved habitat,  access to greenspace, and key involvement of communities across the region.

In 1992 the region first approved the Metropolitan Greenspaces Master Plan to create a blueprint for how we use our parks, trails, and natural areas. Since then, voters have approved bond measures in 1995 and 2006 to invest in the protection and preservation of our natural spaces, improve access to trails and recreation, and improve water quality across the region. 

In 2013, voters approved a 5 year local option levy, which was renewed in 2016, to fund additional habitat restoration, improve existing parks, and prioritize increasing access for underserved communities. 

This 2019 bond will maintain the current tax rate of $0.19/1,000 of assessed value, to [continue funding Metro’s management work of the parks system]. 

New this year is the distinct criteria that projects help reduce the impacts of climate change and support implementation of Metro’s Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. 

We encourage a YES vote on Measure 26-203 on November 5th! 

Are you registered to vote? Find out here: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/myvote.aspx

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1 Reply to "OEC Supports Nature For All"

  • Jim Sjulin
    October 8, 2019 (4:30 am)
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    Election is on Tuesday, November 5th (not November 8th).


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