Advocates Point to State, Local Impacts as Conservation Fund Nears Expiration

July 20, 2018

The Daily Chronicle explores some of the many reasons why we must not let the LWCF expire.

Excerpt: Hundreds of thousands of dollars from the fund have benefited local projects in recent years. 

A $250,000 grant from LWCF helped Chehalis pay for a renovation at the Gail and Carolyn Shaw Aquatic Center, which opened to the public in 2014. Chehalis has also applied for LWCF funds to help pay for work at Recreation Park and Centralia is currently asking for money for its Fort Borst Park playground renovation.

“Support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund is an important tool for small communities like ours to achieve park improvement goals,” Chehalis recreation manager Lilly Wall said in an email. “These projects would most likely not happen without this type of support.”

Read more in The Daily Chronicle.