I wish to add my name to the list of Arizonans who care deeply about our state's natural, cultural, and historic resources and encourage full funding for the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund through its original funding source, the Arizona Lottery.
Arizona's local, regional, and state parks and recreation facilities are economic development generators that encourage the spending of tourist dollars, attract businesses whose workforce choose jobs in locations with quality of life benefits, strengthen community cohesion, and increase property values. Historic preservation initiatives in our rural communities and urban areas promote economic development by creating jobs, revitalizing historic areas, increasing property values, and promoting heritage tourism.
The Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund served Arizona well from 1991 to 2008 and again, starting in 2021, with its support for parks, historic preservation, non-motorized trails, and outdoor and environmental education. It is the goal of the Arizona Heritage Alliance to encourage state officials to restore full funding for the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund in 2023. During the fiscal year 2021 and 2022 grant cycles, demand exceeded expectations, so full funding is essential. Review the map of projects approved in the last two years: https://bit.ly/405KGEF
Help us achieve our goal!
* Below, ADD your name, city, state, zip, and email so we can count on your support and update you when there is pressing news
* CONTACT your legislators asking them to support the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund in this legislative session. The two bills to support are Senate Bill 1224 and House Bill 2806. To find your legislator, visit: https://www.azleg.gov/findmylegislator/
* INVITE the Alliance to make a presentation at an organization you represent. Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org