The Nature Conservancy
contributed more than $1 million this week ($1,088,500 to be exact) to Measure 76
, the November ballot measure that asks Oregon
voters to make permanent the current practice of allocating 15 percent of state lottery
proceeds to parks and wildlife habitat.
Although the measure faces no organized opposition, voters are historically skeptical of any efforts to amend the Oregon Constitution, as Measure 76 proposes to do. The Nature Conservancy is by far the largest contributor to the campaign
which calls itself Oregonian for Parks, Water and Wildlife.