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Urge your Member to sign onto S. 338 - The LWCF Authorization and Funding act of 2013
S. 338 is a bipartisan bill that would provide dedicated annual funding of $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as authorized by Congress and finally make real the promise that was made to the American people almost 50 years ago.
We urge you to reach out to your Senators to have them join in support of LWCF along with their following colleagues who have already signed on.
Original Sponsors: Senator Max Baucus (MT) & Richard Burr (NC)
Original Co-sSponsors: Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC), Mark Udall (CO); Tom Udall (NM), and Ron Wyden (OR)
Contact Your Senators: www.senate.gov
Contact your Representative: www.house.gov
America’s growing population needs more outdoor recreation and access opportunities- not less! If we want our children and grandchildren to enjoy the same hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and paddling opportunities we enjoy today, protection of green space and watersheds must keep pace with rampant development pressures and growth that threaten the few remaining open spaces we have left in this country
How Else Can You Help?
Urge your member to join in the biparisian House Dear Colleague Letter to the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee urging for robust funding for LWCF in the fiscal year 2014. This funding will help to ensure that critical park protection and recreational development opportunities will be protected forever. Please see below for the full letter- and reach out to your Representative today to urge them to support over 80 of their colleagues in taking this vital step towards ensuring robust and consistent funding for LWCF.
Spread the Good News- about Outdoor Recreation and LWCF!
"Outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse in the United States, each year generating $646 billion in consumer spending and 6.1 million direct jobs. Hover over your state on the map to learn more, or click to download a PDF of the state's report."
LWCF has significant positive conservation adn outdoor recreation impacts throughout the countrym, supporting public land protection and outdoor recreation opportunities at the federal, state and local levels. These investments also provide significant boots to tourismm, jobs and local ecnomies. National the outdoor recreation, conservation adn historical preservation economy contrinbutes $1.06 trillion annually to the US ecnoomy- and supports 9.4 million American jobs (1 out of every 15 jobs in the US)
Check out the new outdoor recreation statisitcs from your state- and share with your members of Congress: