(WASHINGTON, DC – June 17, 2020) Today the Senate voted to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a popular federal program that protects our public lands and waters including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and recreation areas. This follows last year’s passage of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act that permanently authorized LWCF.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides critical grants for state and local parks and recreational facilities, and promotes voluntary conservation on private land.
“Permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is good news for all Americans. Not only does this mean critical investments in our nation’s land and water resources, it also brings jobs and economic opportunities to local communities at a time when they are urgently needed.
“EDF supported the permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund last year, and we welcome permanent funding for this important program. We look forward to the House passing this measure and the President signing it into law.”∙ Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs
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