In 2010, 63% of Iowans voted for a constitutional amendment to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, a permanent and protected funding source dedicated to clean water, productive agricultural soils, thriving wildlife habitats and healthy outdoor recreation opportunities.

Recent polling shows that 69% of Iowa voters approve of raising the sales tax 3/8 of one cent to fund the Trust.

New dollars would be a boon to the Nutrient Reduction Strategy and improve our waterways. It would create jobs, curb soil erosion and help address our workforce issues by providing outdoor recreational opportunities like recreational trails that young families want.