We need to fully fund the LWCF
Congress, it’s time to fully fund LWCF
Check out our mobile video installation this week, urging Congress to fully and permanently fund America’s most important public lands program: The Land and Water Conservation Fund.
- From December 3rd- December 5th the installation will be on the corner of 1st and D SE
- From December 10th-December 12th the installation will be at Columbus Circle/Union Station
Americans depend on clean, safe drinking water and expect that the outdoor places that they love will always be there. But right now our public lands and waters are facing unprecedented threats and the attacks on our public lands and waters have simply gone too far.
Our best hope for protecting America’s wild places, is a little known program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Since it was signed into law in 1965, the bipartisan Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been protecting America’s most special places and expanding access to public lands and outdoor spaces including national parks, neighborhood parks, baseball fields, national forests, historical sites, community centers, wild and scenic places and much more.
Unfortunately, Congress has consistently diverted funds away from LWCF to fund other priorities, robbing communities ability to pay for places like public parks and pools and starving our public lands of critical investments.
Without full funding for LWCF our public lands and clean water will suffer and ongoing projects in our communities will be left unfinished.
Thankfully, Congress can take action now to fully and permanently fund LWCF in the FY20 government funding package that must pass before the December 20th deadline, so that we can continue to enjoy special places for years to come.
There is no time to waste. There is no better time than right now for Congress to stand up for our communities, our public lands, and our waters.