Would You Pay To Protect Open Space?

An emerging national trend indicates that citizens are increasingly willing to pay to protect open space.
November 10, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Long Island, it turns out, is part of a rapidly emerging national trend: Citizens evincing an increasing willingness to dig into their own pockets to protect open space. According to The Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization, 108 of 148 local and state measures aimed at putting up public money to preserve open space were successful this election. In all, more than $2.5 billion in new money was approved to protect land.

Thanks to Matthew Shaffer

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Published on Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Newsday
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