The Environmental Priorities Coalition held it’s first conservation day at the State House in Augusta today.
Sportsmen, community planners, and concerned citizens met to discuss priority legislation that directly affects the environment.
They spoke to lawmakers about supporting the solar power initiative.
Another key issue for them is a water bond that would fund the replacement of aging culverts to ensure road safety and environmental protection.
They also hope to raise awareness of a bill they call ‘unconstitutional’, which would prevent Maine from creating national monuments.
“Maine’s environment really is the foundation for our good health, our good jobs, and our way of life. And so these priorities that we bring forward today are really to protect those assets, those values that Maine people hold so dear,” said Maureen Drouin, Executive Director of the Maine Conservation Alliance.
The Coalition hopes to make Conservation Day an annual event.