Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Gets Tangled in Politics

June 25, 2015

Learn more about how different proposed legislation could impact the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Excerpt: “The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a major source of money for recreation and habitat-protection projects across the country, ranging from building local swimming pools to buying land for national parks. Since 1965, more than 41,000 grants have provided a total of about $4 billion, divided among every state and five U.S. territories.

The current law places $900 million a year into the fund, but in recent years only a fraction of that ever gets appropriated — roughly between one-fourth and one-half. If not appropriated, the money disappears into the general Treasury for other spending.”

Read the complete story in the Kitsap Sun.