In November of 2019, Texas voters expressed overwhelming support for Prop 5, an amendment to the state constitution that helps provide funding for operations of existing parks. We can keep the momentum going to provide the state with new resources by bringing together cities, counties, private philanthropy, and the state government to put together the resources necessary to protect Texas wild places and meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities.
In order to marshall these resources, we need to change the narrative around conservation in the Lone Star State. Instead of just talking about maintaining current facilities, we need to raise the bar and envision what Texas would look like with a wealth of public lands that protect our waterways, special places, and wildlife, especially as we celebrate the centennial of our state parks system in 2023. Join us in calling for one million acres of new parkland by 2030.