SACRAMENTO February 6, 2018 – Sierra Club California supports the Parks and Environment Bond, Proposition 68, to improve parks and protect natural resources throughout the state.

Proposition 68 was placed on the ballot by the California Legislature (SB 5) and Governor Jerry Brown to invest $4 billion for environmental protection, flood protection and water infrastructure projects, as well as for state and local parks. It will appear on the June 2018 statewide ballot.

Sierra Club California is the legislative and regulatory advocacy arm of Sierra Club in California. It is a grassroots-based organization led by volunteers who, through an extensive process, consider and take positions on ballot measures and candidates to advance environmental protections and outdoor recreation.

Sierra Club California has joined a broad coalition of water experts, park advocates and conservation groups to support the California Clean Water & Safe Parks Act campaign (Yes on Proposition 68).

Statement by Kathryn Phillips, Sierra Club California Director:

“This bond is about parks and preparedness. Every child in California deserves access to safe parks and beaches. And they need clean water and drought solutions, particularly as we begin to feel the effects of climate change.

“Proposition 68 is an investment that will pay dividends immediately and going into the future. All Californians who care about our state’s natural resources and our legacy to our children must vote for this important bond.”