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New Mexico Budget Bill

The general fund appropriations to the State Parks Program of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department include $75,000 to support Rio Grande Trail Commission efforts to define viable path routes, mitigate challenges and establish the Rio Grande Trail to run the length of the state from...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Parks, Safety
State: New Mexico
Tags: Budget Bill, 2016

Success Stories

Ohio - Local (Oxford Area) Trails Levy

Oxford, Ohio (location of Miami University) passes tax levy to build 12-mile trail system. Read more about the process of getting this initiative on the ballot. The City of Oxford, Ohio passed a property tax levy on May 8, 2018 to fund the construction of its planned 12-mile multi-use trail...

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Local Policy
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Health, Trails, Transportation, Recreation, Walking
Tags: Local option, Property tax

Florida: Funding Trails Through Conservation and the Ballot Box

Florida’s history of supporting environmental conservation and recreation dates back to the establishment of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in 1963. Throughout the years, a number of programs have helped support this important trust fund—and today, Florida seeks to build on the success of these...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability, Taxes
Tags: Bond, 2014