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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Health Groups Join Push to Fund Outdoor Trust Fund

DES MOINES (Iowa Public Radio) – A number of health organizations are joining the push to fund the dormant Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. They contend it will lead Iowans to more active lifestyles.

Iowa voters approved the fund by 63 percent in 2010. It has never held any money. Supporters are calling on the Legislature to approve a three-eighths cent sales tax increase to fill its coffers. A campaign coordinator with the American Heart Association, Seth Johnson, says his group is joining Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy coalition to draw support for hiking trails and other outdoor activities.

“When we talk about the Water & Land Legacy, it’s not just water quality, but it’s also the preserving and enhancing of our natural resources and our outdoor recreation opportunities,” he says.

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Seth Johnson with the American Heart Association.
CREDIT ROB DILLARD, IOWA PUBLIC RADIO

 

 

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