Hi Folks, This some info you need to know:angry: Georgia House of Representatives Took Your Land Conservation Funding! </SPAN>Take action and ask the Senate to restore it today!</SPAN> The ISSUE</SPAN> In his 2009 proposed budget, Governor Perdue requested $35 million for the state's land conservation program. Unfortunately, the Georgia House of Representatives removed $25 million from our much needed land conservation funding from the FY2009 budget to only $10 million. As the Senate will consider this budget soon, it is imperative that our senators restore the $25 million back to the full recommended $35 million for the Georgia Land Conservation Program. This money is needed to secure more land, the primary asset benefiting hunters, anglers and all Georgians.</SPAN> Not restoring this funding will undercut ongoing conservation planning and could discourage local governments from initiating their own local conservation actions Supporting the replacement of $25 million will restore hope for the Land Conservation Program and give local governments and conservation organizations a tool to help conserve vital wildlife habitat and provide future generations of Georgians hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities.</SPAN> Hunting and Fishing are thriving industries in our state, generating millions of dollars in our local economies. Without land and water for hunting, fishing, boating, camping and hiking and clean rivers for fishing, this booming economy will undoubtedly suffer.</SPAN> Strongly urge your state senators and all state legislators and leadership to restore the full $35 million allocation to the 2009 budget.</SPAN> Action Needed: </SPAN>Tell your Senator and other state leadership to help protect our natural heritage, our hunting and fishing opportunities and recreational areas by restoring the full $35 million recommended by Governor Perdue to the FY09 budget. </SPAN> Contact your Senator </SPAN>and remind other state leaders today! </SPAN>Your message will automatically be sent to your Senator and your Representative in addition to the following state leaders when you take action below: </SPAN> Governor Sonny Perdue Lt. Governor Casey Cagle </SPAN>House Speaker Glenn Richardson </SPAN>House and Senate Appropriations Committee Members </SPAN> Please take action by Wednesday, April 02, 2008.