November ballot to feature constitutional amendment to protect state parks funding

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ALABAMA (WHNT) - Over the last five years, the Alabama state parks system saw $15 million transferred from their budget to the general fund.

"The House approved a bill to amend a constitution that would fully fund our state parks," explained Sandra Killen Burroughs with the Alabama State Parks Coalition.

She says this is a huge step in the right direction. The parks, which get most of their funding directly from guest fees, could see the money draining stop.

The amendment would protect state park funding from being transferred to the general fund -- for good. But you have to help at the polls.

Park supporters have long been vocal about the threat to state parks -- Killen Burroughs says we owe lawmakers a big thank you for putting this in this hands of voters.

It passed in both houses by a supermajority. She hopes November election will bring more good news for a long future for Alabama's parks.