On Nov. 6, voters will decide the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment.
This constitutional measure, amendment 1 on the general election ballot, has been called a game-changer for conservation. The measure would devote part of the sales tax already collected on outdoor sporting goods to protect Georgia lands and water.
The bottom line: Amendment 1 would generate about $20 million a year over the next 10 years for parks, trails, wildlife management areas and for preserving places that are vital to clean water. The money would be dedicated by law to this purpose.
The passage of amendment 1 would also affect Georgia’s vibrant outdoor industry, which involves activities from hunting and fishing to hiking and bird watching.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Inform yourself.
- Tell others.
- Vote your conscience.