This June, California voters will determine the fate of Proposition 68, the California Clean Water & Safe Parks Act. If passed, $4 billion will be invested in the coming years to protect our unique natural resources for both humans and wildlife, and improve and expand access to parks for every Californian.
Specifically, $1.6 billion will go towards ensuring clean drinking water, increasing local water supplies, and protecting our state from future droughts. Through critical and cost-efficient investments in water supplies and water quality, Prop 68 addresses water at its sources—rivers, lakes, streams, natural areas, and groundwater—and provides funds to make localities more self-reliant by increasing water capture and recycling.
More than one million Californians lack access to clean water. Prop 68 is critical to ensuring that all Californian’s can trust their tap. In this cycle we’re in of drought and extreme weather, now is a critical time to support legislation such as Prop 68 to protect our communities from flooding and ecological degradation.
“California Trout is an active supporter of Proposition 68 as it heads toward the vote next summer. We need this important funding to support our state’s water needs and struggling fish. This is a valuable investment in our water security.” – Curtis Knight, Executive Director. CalTrout was an early supporter of Prop 68 (previously SB 5); we rallied our representatives at the Capitol to vote for its passage. We can provide a better world for future generations, giving them the same chance to experience the natural wonders of California as we and our ancestors before us did.