FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2019
Joel Kasnetz, 202.794.2170
The LWCF Permanent Funding Act would protect one of our nation’s most successful land conservation programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative TJ Cox joined a bipartisan group of colleagues on the Natural Resources committee to that would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which provides funds that allow landowners and communities to purchase land and turn it into public resources.
Previous recipients of these funds in and near the 21st District include:
- Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
- Pixley National Wildlife Refuge
- Heritage Park in Lemoore
- Hanford Sports Complex, Hanford
With full funding, landowners and communities will be able to tap this fund to protect more land for future generations to enjoy.
“The American people believe in preserving our lands, and I’m proud to stand with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to introduce this vital legislation to protect our natural resources,” said Rep. Cox. “Now, more than ever, we must combat the administration’s attacks on our public lands. The LWCF Permanent Funding Act will ensure the LWCF receives guaranteed funding needed to protect our national parks and lands that are vital to our communities. I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance this important legislation.”