Most of Washington Delegation Stumps for Conservation Fund in Congress

July 24, 2014

Since the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was established in 1964, it has never received the full $900 million annually promised by President Lyndon Johnson. On Tuesday, LWCF supporters asked Congress to deliver on this promise.

Excerpt: “It’s the nation’s only pot of federal money whose beneficiaries range from pee wee baseball leaguers to moose hunters to alpine hikers. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) helps federal agencies add acres or buy easements at national parks, wildlife refuges and forestlands. It also provides grants for local and state outdoor-recreation projects, including renovating Boeing Creek Park in Shoreline and expanding Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center in Seattle.”

Read the complete story in the Seattle Times.