$6M Appropriated in FY23/24 for Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund – On Friday, May 12, 2023, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs announced that she signed an $17.8 billion budget for the 2024 fiscal year that features heavy investments in education, transportation, and tax rebates. The budget also includes $6 million for the State Parks Heritage Fund and $500,000 for the Arizona Trail. The Arizona Heritage Alliance and Arizona Preservation Foundation provided strong support, with the help of hundreds of individual and organizational stakeholders across the state, in advocating for these programs benefitting Arizona’s cultural, historic, and natural resources. Thank you to all our members, partners and friends you have continued to support restoring the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund.
Map of Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund Grand Awardees – Fiscal Year 21 and 22.
A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange showed Arizonans continue to support progressive policy solutions to the problems facing Arizona including question #28 about supporting the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund.
Colorado College’s 13th annual State of the Rockies Project “Conservation in the West Poll” summary
Arizona’s individual state “Conservation in the West Poll” infographic
Arizona Heritage Alliance Powerpoint Presentation