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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 7,565
Sponsored by: National Parks Conservation Association

Over 50 years ago, Congress ensured that a small portion of federal receipts from oil and gas leasing off our coasts would be used to protect some of our national parks and other public lands from development. The Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF, remains one of the most successful tools used to protect national parks and other special places.

Right now, however, LWCF needs congressional reauthorization. There are currently three bipartisan bills in Congress that would help the program. Please join NPCA in asking your members of Congress to co-sponsor these bills.

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Dear Members of Congress,

In 1965, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to set aside a small portion of federal receipts from oil and gas leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf to conserve naturally, historically and culturally significant lands. When landowners with properties within national parks want to sell their properties, LWCF allows the National Park Service to buy the parcels at fair market value. This prevents the land from being sold to private developers who could build homes or commercial developments.

LWCF has a successful track record over its 52-year history, preserving land in every state. Rocky Mountain, the Grand Canyon and the Great Smoky Mountains are a few of many national parks that have been benefited from LWCF.

This bipartisan-supported program must be reauthorized in the 115th Congress to ensure reliable long-term continuation of the program. The program should also receive dedicated revenue so that more consistent funding is available to the National Park Service to buy parcels of land from willing sellers. There are currently three bipartisan LWCF bills in Congress that would provide varying levels of support for the program.

Please support the relevant bill (H.R. 502/S.896) in your chamber that provides permanent reauthorization for the program. For the Senate, please also support S. 569 that provides permanent reauthorization as well as permanent, dedicated annual funding. Thank you.


Petition Signatures

Nov 19, 2017 Elise McCoubrie
Nov 19, 2017 Robert Klang
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 19, 2017 Elaine Alfaro
Nov 19, 2017 Libby Berman
Nov 19, 2017 Diana Monks
Nov 18, 2017 Jim Sheridan
Nov 18, 2017 Michelle Blackley
Nov 18, 2017 Laurie Pottish
Nov 18, 2017 elga konietzny
Nov 15, 2017 Sebastian Garcia
Nov 13, 2017 susan munro
Nov 12, 2017 Mary Baker- Lauderdale
Nov 12, 2017 Betsy Gudz
Nov 12, 2017 Yael Saydon
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Nov 12, 2017 Toby Cardoso
Nov 12, 2017 jennifer palladino
Nov 11, 2017 Terri Raimondo
Nov 11, 2017 mercy myers
Nov 10, 2017 bobbette bross
Nov 9, 2017 John Chambers
Nov 8, 2017 Beah Robinson
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Nov 3, 2017 Ari Schwartz
Nov 3, 2017 Peaches Weed
Nov 2, 2017 Christine Miller
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Nov 2, 2017 A Martin
Nov 2, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 2, 2017 Richard Peterson
Nov 2, 2017 Martha Kubik
Nov 2, 2017 Marilyn Martin
Nov 1, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 31, 2017 Casey Kaemerer
Oct 30, 2017 Cheryl Remington
Oct 29, 2017 ayesha vavrek
Oct 29, 2017 Mary Maxwell
Oct 29, 2017 Roger wachal
Oct 28, 2017 Ketmany Saycocie
Oct 26, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 25, 2017 Pamela Llewellyn
Oct 25, 2017 Joanne Franchi
Oct 24, 2017 Michael Friedmann No development whatsoever...period !!!
Oct 24, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 23, 2017 Shannon L Taylor
Oct 23, 2017 Ann Erbacher Grey
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Oct 23, 2017 June Curley

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