Last Fall, the German Embassy asked ConservAmerica to help recruit conservatives from around the country for a fact-finding trip to Germany. The purpose of the trip was to educate influential Americans on Germany’s clean energy economy. We assembled a delegation that included five Republican state legislators from across the country and one former Bush EPA [...]
In 1900, Republican governors Theodore Roosevelt (NY) and Foster Vorhees (NJ) created Palisades Interstate Park and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. “The Palisades” are a line of steep cliffs along the west side of the lower Hudson River, stretching from Jersey City, NJ twenty miles to Nyack, NY. They rise 300-450 from the river and [...]
Representative Candice Miller (R-Michigan) calls for a revaluation of Lake Michigan water withdrawals. Specifically, she points to the withdrawal of water to float the Chicago shipping canal to benefit Mississippi River barge traffic. Great Lakes state harbor communities are faced with record low water levels, and are struggling to fund dredging to keep their harbors [...]
The home state of ConservAmerica’s president, Rob Sisson, has a storied conservation tradition. Michigan has always been a national leader in public lands, parks, and water conservation. Many of the great conservationists in American history have passed time in the Great Lake state,and most likely at University of Michigan’s prestigious School of Natural Resources or [...]
ConservAmerica’s dedicated members in New Mexico have been vocal and tireless advocates for the Mexican Gray Wolf. The population of lobos has grown by 30% year-over-year. The Albuquerque Journal reports on the wolf recovery effort here. For more information or to learn how you might support continued efforts to protect this species, contact Bill Wiley, [...]
The State of Michigan, through its Pure Michigan program, has conceived a public-private partnership to spur entrepreneurial solutions to social issues, including environmental topics. Republican Governor Rick Snyder believes Michigan’s natural resources are a key to his state’s economic success and the well-being of its citizens. Read more of the first-in-the-nation challenge here.
Over the holidays, Governor Snyder signed into law the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps (MCCC) bill package, which revitalizes the program to encourage college students to stay in Michigan while earning valuable natural resources experience providing on-the-ground conservation work. To read more on the pro-conservation bill, visit the Michigan United Conservation Clubs website.