Conservationists for Kaine
From the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to the Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia is blessed with unequaled natural and historic treasures.
Tim Kaine is a leader who appreciates the beauty and importance of Virginia’s unique natural resources.
As Governor, Tim set and accomplished a goal of preserving 400,000 acres of open space, invested over $1 billion in the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, and worked across state lines to revive the Bay’s iconic blue crab and oyster populations.
Show your support for Tim Kaine’s strong record of protecting Virginia’s environment. Use the form to the right to join Conservationists for Kaine today!
A Note from Secretaries Murphy & Bryant
W. Tayloe Murphy L. Preston Bryant, Jr.
Virginia’s natural and historic resources are uniquely American. Their beauty and importance are without equal in our country.
From Jamestown along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Trail that stretches the length of the Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia is blessed with natural and historic treasures that compete with Yellowstone and Gettysburg for their significance in American culture and landscapes.
As a conservationist, historic preservationist, or recreational or commercial user of our natural and historic spaces, we ask you this question:
What is the single most important thing you can do in 2012 to protect these resources?
To us -- and we hope to you as well -- the answer is clear: vote for, and actively work to elect, Tim Kaine to the United States Senate.
Governor Kaine’s record on the importance of preserving and restoring our natural and historic resources is exemplary. As Governor, he:
• Set and accomplished a goal of preserving 400,000 acres of open space.
• In a bipartisan manner, built upon the Warner administration’s initiative for Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction, directing hundreds of millions of dollars to sewage treatment plant pollution controls.
• Dramatically expanded Virginia’s Civil War battlefields’ protection and preservation.
• Worked in partnership with the State of Maryland to achieve an historic rebound of the Bay’s iconic blue crab population.
In contrast, George Allen’s record, both as Governor and United States Senator, earned him a 1% lifetime score from the National League of Conservation Voters and a place on its “2012 Dirty Dozen List.”
We write this letter as former Secretaries of Natural Resources for Virginia. We had the honor and privilege of serving in this role in the Warner and Kaine administrations, respectively.
During our terms as Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources, and during our earlier terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, we worked hard to promote initiatives to protect and preserve our natural, cultural and historic resources through bipartisan cooperation, a concept foreign to George Allen. On the other hand, Governor Kaine shares our commitment to bipartisan cooperation. He will work diligently with his colleagues in both political parties to improve and protect the natural and historic resources of Virginia and the nation.
He will make a difference in the United States Senate because he genuinely cares about the voices and opinions of all.
Please make your commitment to Governor Kaine today by joining Conservationists for Kaine. We respectfully ask that you sign and return the attached card which allows the campaign to use your name publicly as a Kaine supporter. With your help we can engage all Virginians who care about clean water and healthy rivers, protected historic sites and open spaces, clear skies and clean air, to elect Tim Kaine as our next United States Senator. Thank you very much for your favorable consideration of our request.
Very truly yours,
W. Tayloe Murphy and L. Preston Bryant, Jr.
Former Secretaries of Natural Resources