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Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment Qualifies for November Ballot

September 5, 2014Press ReleaseNorth Dakotans Will Have Opportunity to Vote on Historic Measure

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today, Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced that the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks measure has qualified for the November ballot. More than 41,000 North Dakotans signed the petition to place the measure on the ballot. Now, North Dakotans will have the opportunity to vote for Measure 5 in November.

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Forum editorial: Sentiment on parks changing

August 30, 2014News Clip

‘Does North Dakota need more parks?” the headline asked. (Forum, Aug. 26.)

The accompanying article by the The Forum News Service’s Mike Nowatzki had the answer: A resounding “yes!”

As good as North Dakota’s state park system is, there is no getting around the reality that the state has done very little of substance to either expand or improve parks for 30 years. Three decades passed as demands on parks increased. Three decades during which the Legislature in its wisdom shortchanged one of the most attractive amenities the state has to offer.

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Backers of conservation measure cite ND's second-to-last ranking in state park acreage

August 26, 2014News Clip

BISMARCK – Backers of a proposed conservation fund are shining the spotlight on North Dakota’s second-to-last ranking in state park acreage and the fact it hasn’t added a new state park since the 1980s as examples of why the growing state needs to spend more on parks and recreation.

 “When you look at the stats ... it really substantiates that we have not done a whole lot,” said Steve Adair, chairman of the sponsoring committee that has turned in signatures and is waiting for the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment to be approved for the Nov. 4 ballot.

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More N.D. state parks?

August 26, 2014News Clip

BISMARCK — Backers of a proposed conservation fund are shining the spotlight on North Dakota’s second-to-last ranking in state park acreage and the fact it hasn’t added a new state park since the 1980s as examples of why the growing state needs to spend more on parks and recreation.

 “When you look at the stats ... it really substantiates that we have not done a whole lot,” said Steve Adair, chairman of the sponsoring committee that has turned in signatures and is waiting for the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment to be approved for the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Parks are Important to North Dakota

August 20, 2014Press ReleaseInfographic Highlights Needs and Illustrates How North Dakota Stacks Up

BISMARCK, N.D.- North Dakota is seeing unprecedented population growth due to a strong economy and low unemployment. According to North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks, voters have a unique opportunity to benefit growing communities across the state by investing in our parks, trails and outdoor heritage.

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