The Georgia Conservancy has a long history of advocating for the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources at the local, state and federal levels.
Our advocacy team has decades of experience in state politics and is dedicated to using the political process to help protect our state's precious natural resources. We're at the State Capitol every day of the legislative session pushing for conservation-minded bills and fighting against legislation that would roll back advancements we've already made.
The Georgia Conservancy’s advocacy work doesn’t stop at the capitol steps. We’re working year-round on key issues such as transportation, energy, water resources, land conservation and development to make Georgia a place where people and the environment thrive.
The Georgia Conservancy is under the Gold Dome every day of the Legislative Session advocating for the protection of Georgia's land and water. Our 2019 Legislative Update will keep you updated on our advocacy work at the State Capitol.
Click here to read update for the eleventh week of the session.
Georgia’s economy and quality of life are directly tied to both the water quality of our rivers, lakes and streams and the availability and beauty of our outdoor spaces, wildlife habitats and parks.
In November 2018, Georgians had the historic opportunity to pass the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment and protect our waters and lands by constitutionally dedicating a portion of the existing sales tax on outdoor sporting goods without raising any taxes or creating new fees. They took advantage of the opportunity as Amendment One passed with 83% of the vote!
There were wins and losses throughout 2018's exciting legislative session – a session that did not disappoint when it came to last-minute bills and back-and-forth amendments. Dedicated funding for conservation was the big win, providing Georgians the opportunity to vote on Amendment One - The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment in November 2018. Click here to read our recap of the 2018 Legislative Session. Click here to learn more about the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment.
Finding Common Ground: Learn more about how we advocate under the Gold Dome and across the state from Georgia Conservancy Advocacy Director Leah Dixon.
Click here for a comprehensive list of Georgia's elected representatives in the General Assembly.
Click here to read our Amicus Brief filed by Georgia Conservancy and partners on behalf of Georgia in the pending "Water Wars" in the Appalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers Basin
Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Conservation Policies
If you have any questions about our Advocacy Program or would like to learn more, please contact Georgia Conservancy Advocacy Director Leah Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.