Bucks Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick is in line with Land and Water Conservation Fund champions in the House and Senate joining in a rally, today, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
All are demanding that Congress reauthorize and fully fund America’s most important conservation and recreation program before the year’s end.
Fitzpatrick said, “Since its establishment over 50 years ago, this fund has promoted recreational activity and contributed to our nation’s robust economy, along with conserving our national parks, forests, and critical wildlife areas.”
The Land and Water Conservation Fund does not use any taxpayer dollars – it is funded using a small portion of revenues from offshore oil and gas royalty payments. It’s responsible for protecting parks, trails, wildlife refuges and recreation areas at the federal,
state and local level.
For more than 50 years, the LWCF has provided funding for land and water conservation projects, access to recreation including hunting and fishing, and the historic preservation
of our nation’s iconic landmarks from coast-to-coast -pw