Breaking News: Senate Passes Historic Great American Outdoors Act
In late June, the Senate passed the Great America Outdoors Act on a 73 to 25 vote. Both of West Virginia’s Senators are strong supporters of the Act and have championed the bill as it moved through the Senate. But, don’t take their leadership for granted! Every time you responded to a call to action on public lands legislation you encouraged West Virginia’s Senators to become advocates for West Virginia’s wild & wonderful public lands and waters! Thank you!
Now, the Great American Outdoors Act heads to the House for consideration and West Virginia’s Representatives need to hear from you! Your messages make a real difference – please contact your Representative today.
The Great American Outdoors Act is critically important for West Virginia. It ensures that the Land and Water Conservation Fund would receive full program funding each year without going through a drawn-out appropriations process which often leaves it underfunded. LWCF supports the development of recreation and conservation projects, bolstering West Virginia’s outdoor recreation economy. To date, LWCF has provided over $241 million to support over 500 projects in West Virginia!
The Great American Outdoors Act also begins to address the maintenance backlog that is plaguing our public lands. Providing funding for repairs to roads, trails, recreation sites, bridges, buildings, and water systems.
Contact your Representative today! Encourage their support of the Great American Outdoors Act.