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Time is running out to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund! Tell Congress to act NOW, before it expires on September 30th!
We need to protect the LWCF, America’s best parks program, before it’s too late. American Trails is proud to support action to permanently reauthorize this critical program. Join us now and add your name to #SaveLWCF
We are hearing that there will be a markup on Thursday in SENR Committee that will include both S. 3172 (parks maintenance legislation) and a vote on LWCF dedicated funding in some form. There is also the potential for damaging, anti-LWCF amendments to emerge from non-supporters on the Committee, so just as with the recent HNRC markup we must be ready to whip votes and WIN.
Please reach out to SENR Member offices ASAP, and activate your networks to do so as well, to urge support for full, dedicated funding of LWCF at this week’s markup with no weakening amendments, and watch this space closely for additional updates as further developments unfold.
At the same time, we continue to press both House and Senate GOP offices for immediate outreach to Leadership insisting that LWCF cannot expire. Please make calls TODAY to Republican supporters asking for their help at this critical moment, with ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT to #SaveLWCF.
Published September 26, 2018
This February and March, over 120 advocates virtually hiked the halls of Congress to call for action to protect and expand access for all to public lands and trails. These efforts, led by the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Hiking Society, developed a series of common messages and legislative priorities for the coming Federal fiscal year. We encourage all of our partners to download the Hike the Hill materials now to help build a common agenda for the entire trails community.
The reemergence of earmarks in the infrastructure and appropriations process in Congress is creating huge opportunity for trail projects that are ready to go.
Welch and Curtis Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Funding for Recreational Trails -- HR 1864
These recommendations have been jointly developed for Hike the Hill regarding FFY 2022 asks and justifications for Federal agency budgets affecting trails and outdoor recreation opportunities.