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LWCF, Our Best Parks Program, is Expiring. Tell Congress to Save It!

Join people from all across the country who are signing onto this petition – hosted by our friends at the League of Conservation Voters – and make your voice heard! Add your name today.

LWCF expires September 30, so we need to push Congress to make sure they reauthorize and fully fund this important program. Created just over 50 years ago, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected important land, water, and recreation areas in every state and virtually every county. LWCF also stimulates local economies and jobs, supporting our outdoor recreation economies and providing support to community trails and other open spaces.

But LWCF expires this year and is in danger of disappearing. We need to push Congress to reauthorize and fully fund this important program. Add your name today — our continued access to green spaces depends on it.

In Vermont, LWCF has protected spaces ranging from forestland to recreation fields, to town parks, swimming facilities, camping areas, and much, much more. In 2018, Sen. Patrick Leahy secured $2.6 million in federal funding to conserve 1,800 acres of forestland in the Hunger Mountain headwaters bordering a state forest in Middlesex and Stowe. Here is a list of Vermont projects funded by LWCF since it went into effect in 1965, through 2015.

Please sign the petition and share widely. Thank you for your support!