|URGENT PLEA for the Land and Water Conservation Fund|
|Written by Wild Nevada|
|Friday, 18 May 2012 11:04|
We need your help – right away.
In Congress, the Transportation Conference Committee is now meeting, and we need your help sending a message to these lawmakers that we want the Land and Water Conservation Fund to be fully funded.
This action is critically important. LWCF has always had bipartisan support. It helps sustain our parks, trails, forest, wildlife refuges, battlefields, historic sites, hunting and working lands, driving an outdoor recreation industry that contributes more than $1 trillion to the American economy every year.
Here’s a sample email or message you could send:
Dear Congressman Heck:
I’m contacting you to urgently request that you sign a letter to House Speaker John Boehner supporting inclusion of Senate-passed language on the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the Transportation conference.
This fund is vitally important to the parks, trails, wildlife refuges, conservation areas and other significant public lands that are so important to Nevada and its economy.
The fund is critical to successful partnerships with states, localities, private organizations and landowners to meet local conservation, recreation and historic preservation needs in our state. We need to keep LWCF going in the coming years. It’s important to me personally but also important to Nevada’s economy.
Heck's DC Office:
Heck's Vegas Office
After you've called or emailed, would you mind dropping us an email letting us know that you did? We're also interested in hearing what kind of response you got. Thanks!