Working with grassroots advocates, agency leaders, and elected officials, OSI time and again has deftly built support for smart and meaningful land conservation victories.
Today, we continue to inform and educate the public, policymakers, foundations, and nonprofit partners, to achieve real and lasting success for fresh air, clean water, and scenic landscapes.
Effective advocacy to build support within state and local governments
From the halls of state government to county meeting rooms, OSI meets with leaders and builds coalitions to advocate for improving access to nature and the outdoors, strengthening communities, protecting water resources, and preparing for a changing climate.
OSI also mobilizes on-the-ground support for critical funding, such as New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund — a resource for open space protection, municipal parks, environmental justice, and the care and stewardship of public lands.
In New Jersey, OSI worked closely with state officials to identify $65 million in state funding for the purchase of the Essex Hudson Greenway; and in South Carolina, OSI is leading efforts to convert mitigation dollars into conservation successes.