Time is running out for Congress to fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before they adjourn.
Failure to reauthorize the fund will have a significant negative impact to Texas’ $52.6 billion outdoor recreation industry. This supports 411,000 jobs that generate $15.8 billion in wages and salaries and produces $3.5 billion annually in state and local tax revenue. For more, read: Texas parks department, advocates pushing Congress to reauthorize key conservation fund.
Contact your leaders in Congress to urge them to move quickly and reauthorize funding by means of the legislation that’s already been introduced. Full list of those bills HERE. Top of that list is S. 896 which would permanently reauthorize the LWCF.
Introduce yourself, where you are from in the district/state, why you are calling.
Mention your personal connection to the Land and Water Conservation Fund – public lands in your state, local parks in your community, vacations to National Parks, hunting trips, importance to your business, etc.
Ask your Member of Congress to do whatever it takes to make sure LWCF is permanently reauthorized with full, dedicated funding.
Ask your Member of Congress to support robust funding of LWCF and oppose the Trump Administration’s 103% cut to LWCF in their FY19 budget. Note that threats to the annual budget for LWCF are very concerning, and dedicated funding would be a smarter way to go.
Thank the person you are speaking to for their time and for passing on your concerns.
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To learn more about how Texas benefits from LWCF, go HERE.