Elected Officials, the Key to Conservation

A September study found that since 1970, bird populations in the U.S. and Canada have plummeted by 29 percent, almost three billion birds.  There are several causes of this decline, but to save birds, we have to save and restore habitat. 

Virginians will elect the entire state legislature and many local officials on November 5.  Between now and November 5 is the time to ask candidates at the state and local level questions like, 

  • How will you conserve and restore native habitat and biodiversity?

  • How will you curb stormwater runoff pollution?

  • What steps will you propose and support to curb greenhouse gas emissions locally?

  • How will you reduce air pollution so that Northern Virginia meets the federal ozone standard?

For Virginia election information, including who’s on your ballot, visit Elections VA