Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Time has run out on our nation's most important conservation funding program and Congress needs to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund right away.

Each day that passes, funding for hundreds of conservation projects across the country is at risk. This critical program has protected millions of acres over the past 50 years and doesn't use a penny of taxpayer dollars. It needs to get back up and running as soon as possible.

Send a message to your Senators and Representative urging them to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund right away.
Dear [Senators and Representative],

Subject: Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

As someone who values our state's natural treasures, my community and our economy, I hope you will take immediate action to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

We have a responsibility to conserve our lands and waters for future generations. Too much important conservation work around the country, including in our state, is at risk without this critical program.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is one of America's most important and successful conservation programs, benefiting every state in the nation. It has helped provide clean water, conserve natural resources, increase recreation opportunities and support communities for 50 years.

And, LWCF is funded through a small portion of revenues from offshore oil and gas royalty payments — not tax dollars. It's exactly the kind of sensible, effective approach that voters like me hope you will stand behind.

[Your comments]

I ask you to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund at its full funding level as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
[Your name]
Update #15 years ago
WE DID IT! Congress reauthorized the Land and Water Conservation Fund, getting this vital program back up and running for 3 more years. Your action helped increase funding for conservation efforts above and beyond what it has been for many years. That's great news for the hundreds of projects across the U.S. depending on these funds.

With your help, The Nature Conservancy will continue to push for permanent funding for this program along with other critical conservation priorities. Thank you.
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