National Parks Conservation Association Applauds Senators' Support for Permanent Land Protection Funding to Benefit National Parks

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   November 9, 2009
Contact:   Shannon Andrea, NPCA, P: 202-454-3371 or C: 202-365-5914


National Parks Conservation Association Applauds Senators' Support for Permanent Land Protection Funding to Benefit National Parks

Statement by NPCA Senior Vice President Ron Tipton

“We applaud Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Max Baucus (D-MT) for introducing legislation (S.2747) to require the full authorization of $900 million annually for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). If enacted, this permanent source of funding would provide a significant investment in our national parks, trails, and historic and cultural sites across the nation.

“For 45 years, this program has helped protect the lands we love in our national parks, from America’s treasured park landscapes in the West to significant historic sites in the East. Unfortunately, the program has been woefully underfunded in recent years, putting our parks, wildlife, and national heritage at risk from inappropriate development.

“We look forward to working with Congress to further this legislation to ensure the preservation of our American treasures and cultural heritage for our children and grandchildren.”

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