"Our community works hard to protect its rural and wild character. The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been a big help in doing that. America benefits when it invests in clean water, productive land and wildlife habitat. I support full funding of the LWCF. It's a small investment with a very big dividend."

- Melanie Parker
Outfitter and member of Swan Valley School Board, MT

 

LWCF CALL TO ACTION!

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April, 2015

Dear partners,

Not only is this an absolutely critical year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) but also the last year of its authorization. 

We need your help to ensure the LWCF is reauthorized before it expires in September 2015, and at the same time urge Congress to provide robust funding for LWCF when funding levels are decided this summer. Critical parks, trails, wildlife and recreation projects are counting on LWCF funding this year.

As we commemorate LWCF’s half-century track record of success, please reach out to your member of Congress and urge them to speak up for funding and reauthorization of America’s most important conservation and recreation program.

Support Reauthorization and Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

- For 50 years, LWCF has provided critical funding for land and water conservation projects, outdoor recreation access, and the continued preservation of our nation’s historic, cultural and iconic landmarks. (Look up how LWCF has impacted your State here!)

- LWCF is paid for with non-taxpayer dollars. Congress made a commitment to the American public that a small portion of revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling would go to outdoor recreation and conservation, as an offset for the depletion of resources that belong to us all.

- This is a critical time for conservation as LWCF’s authorizing legislation expires in September of 2015, threatening conservation and recreation projects that are critical to American communities and our nation’s outdoor recreation economy.

- We urge Members of Congress to speak up in support of LWCF reauthorization, as well as robust funding in FY 2016 appropriations legislation.

Sign on to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund!

Add your voice to the growing number of those organizations and individuals who want to let our Representatives know they support reauthorization and full and dedicated funding for the LWCF:

Organizations:  Sign on here

Individuals:  Sign on here

Urge your Senator to sign onto S.338 and S.890

S.338 is a bipartisan bill that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it expires this September. Please ask your Senators to co-sponsor this bill in support of LWCF if they have not already, and thank your Senators for leading the charge for LWCF if they have.

S.890 is a bill that would permanently reauthorize and provide full, dedicated and permanent funding of $900 million annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund as authorized by Congress, and finally fulfill the promise that was made to the American people almost 50 years ago. Please ask your Senators to co-sponsor this bill in support of LWCF if they have not already, and thank your Senators for leading the charge for LWCF if they have.

Urge your Congressman/Congresswoman to sign onto H.R.1814

H.R.1814 is a companion to S. 338, a bipartisan bill that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it expires this September. Please ask your Representatives to co-sponsor this bill in support of LWCF if they have not already, and thank your Representatives for leading the charge for LWCF if they have.