TAKE ACTION for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) into law in 1964, creating a fund that would take royalties from oil and gas drilling and put those dollars into land acquisition for recreation and conservation. The fund cost taxpayers nothing and for the past 54+ years, the LWCF has provided a reliable source of funding to purchase lands important for outdoor recreation and habitat conservation.
Congress has the authority to appropriate up to $900 million annually for the LWCF. Many Conservation Alliance grantees have used our grants to cover the staff time necessary to secure funding from the LWCF. For example, between 2007-2013, we made grants totaling $400,000 to 12 different organizations that leveraged those funds to win $99 million in grants from the LWCF, multiplying our investment nearly 250 times.
Three years ago Congress reauthorized the LWCF through September 30, 2018. So, unless Congress takes action to reauthorize this important conservation and recreation tool, the LWCF dissapear.
Our sign on letter has closed, but you can still take action! Please consider calling your representatives with a simple message: “Save LWCF! Please don’t let this important conservation and recreation resource expire”. Call the Congress switchboard to be connected with your Representative and Senators: (202) 224-3121.

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