Action Alert: Senate Prepares To Vote On LWCF Legislation
New River Gorge National River by Melvin Hartley.
The US Senate will soon vote on the Great American Outdoors Act, a strong bipartisan bill which touts Senator Manchin as a lead sponsor and Senator Capito as a co-sponsor. Now is the time to contact Senators Manchin and Capito to encourage their continued leadership and support of the Act. Send a message here.
The Great American Outdoors Act 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 is a highly effective program that uses royalties from offshore oil and gas development to fund recreation and conservation projects.
Additionally, the Great American Outdoors Act would provide $9.5 billion over the next 5 years to address the maintenance backlog plaguing our nation’s public lands.
Act Now: Tell Senators Manchin and Capito that you support the Great American Outdoors Act. Encourage them to vote “yes” on the Act when it goes before the Senate.