I grew up in North Dakota, and returned with my family five years ago. In the past five years, I have seen rapid changes in this state. As a mom, I want my kids to enjoy the same clean water and recreational opportunities I’ve experienced in my lifetime, like fishing, camping and boating. Thankfully, there’s an effort underway to protect the things we love most about North Dakota, called the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Initiative. This measure would dedicate a small percent of the oil and gas taxes to conservation programs.