The Coalition for American Heritage, of which ACRA is a founding member, has issued a new action alert for the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill that funds repairs at American’s national parks and fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Congress is expected to vote on the bill this week, so you need to take action NOW!
Background on the Bill:
The deteriorating infrastructure at America’s national parks and public lands includes roads, trails, historic structures and artifacts, battlegrounds, and memorials. The Great American Outdoors Act will invest $1.9 billion annually for the next five years in deferred maintenance for lands managed by the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Education. Performing this work will also provide jobs in nearly every state.
The bill would also provide full and permanent funding of $900 million each year for LWCF. These monies come from offshore oil and gas revenues – not tax dollars. Since 1965, the LWCF has helped preserve historic sites, cultural parks, battlefields, and archaeological sites. Examples of these sites include: Fort Monroe National Monument, Gettysburg National Military Park, Nez Perce National Historical Park, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Voicing your support for this bill is easy - simply visit the action alert page and follow the instructions to take action in just minutes. Urge your Members of Congress to support the Great American Outdoors Act now!
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