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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Help Restore Parks and Recreation Funding!

Parks and Recreation has been chronically underfunded for decades. The current proposed budget flat lines it. We need to invest more – not less – into our Parks and Recreation. The Parks Alliance and dozens of allied organizations are calling on City Council and the Mayor to restore $8 million to the Department of Parks and Recreation’s budget for FY 2013.  This will take us back to what was promised for FY 2009 but never delivered.

Philadelphia Parks Alliance is calling on the Mayor and City Council restore $8 million in promised funding to Parks and Recreation in Philadelphia.  Can you come and help support the Parks Alliance?
City Council Budget Hearing
On Dept. of Parks and Recreation
10am – Noon
City Hall, Room 400

In addtion, the Philadelphia Parks Alliance is joining forces with organizations across Pennsylvania to halt the massive cuts to parks and recreation in the proposed state budget.

The Governor has proposed  to totally eliminate all parks, conservation, and recreation funding from Pennsylvania’s Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation fund. Keystone is the only dedicated state fund that provides a guaranteed allocation to community recreation, park and conservation projects. From 1994-2011 Philadelphia benefited from over $21 million in Keystone grant funds including funding for recreation centers, parks, trails, neighborhood parks, conservation plans, and playgrounds. If passed by the State House and Senate, this will be the biggest cut to conservation funding ever proposed in Pennsylvania. For more information visit http://conservationadvocate.org/keystone-fund/.

Together we can STOP THE CUTS!
Help reach 5,000 signatures in a single day!

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