Audubon Vermont thanks Senator Leahy for co-sponsoring legislation to help communities in Vermont and nationwide recovery from natural disasters. This funding will benefit all communities, especially those low-income communities disproportionately impacted by flooding and other extreme weather events. This legislation would also assist communities in building resilience to the growing risks to all communities from the climate catastrophe including support for climate natural solutions, with benefits for both people and birds.
Read the full Press Release. Click here.
National Audubon Society wholeheartedly supports this legislation. “We applaud provisions in the bill that will direct HUD to consider nature-based solutions for enhancing climate resilience in communities. Where communities have a voice and a stake in decision making, they often prefer natural infrastructure solutions that not only reduce future disaster risk but also deliver multiple other “sunny day” benefits to residents, including new recreational amenities, air and water quality improvements, and enhanced habitats for birds and other wildlife.”
Read the full letter in support, signed by National Audubon Society, the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife Federal, and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Click here.