Congress is set to vote on critical legislation that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and restore our parks and public lands after decades of underfunding and mounting deferred maintenance projects.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how critical our national, state and local parks, trails and public lands are to the wellbeing and economies of communities across the country. In the face of this crisis, we have an opportunity to create jobs, rebuild our parks infrastructure, and provide a much-needed economic stimulus to tourism and outdoor recreation businesses. The Great American Outdoors Act will create jobs in communities across America, restore aging national park and public lands infrastructure, preserve historic sites, and protect recreation access. We must protect these places and the communities and small businesses that depend on them.
We need more and safer outdoor spaces for people in every community to experience the health and emotional benefits of time spent with nature. Strong investments in protecting and maintaining our nation’s public lands will provide greater, more equitable access to the outdoors for Americans coping with this national trauma.
WHAT YOU CAN DO?
Use this form to contact Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and ask them to vote YES on the Great American Outdoors Act as well as your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives and ask them to vote YES on it’s companion legislation in the House.