Iconic Golden Gate Park, Redwood National Park, and Six Rivers National Forest are just a few special places in Northern California protected by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Often referred to as "America's best conservation program," the LWCF has been supporting local, state, and federal projects to protect coastal habitats and enhance recreation opportunities for the public since 1964.
Now, lawmakers have introduced legislation to ensure the Land and Water Conservation Fund is permanently funded. Using zero taxpayer dollars, the fund invests earnings from offshore oil and gas leasing to help strengthen communities, preserve our history and protect our national endowment of lands and waters. That is why our San Francisco and Humboldt chapters are working hard to ensure support for this important legislation.
On the morning of November 17th, nearly 300 hundred people gathered to conduct a beach cleanup at Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Volunteers not only cleaned the beach, but signed postcards to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to support H.R.3195 and all efforts to permanently fund the LWCF. The chapter now plans on presenting the signed postcards to Pelosi's office.
Farther north, our Humboldt Chapter also raised support for the LWCF during their November 14th “Ocean Night,” film event. Chapter Chair, Jessie Misha, gave a presentation on the LWCF to the crowd of about 100 community members, and thanked Congressman Huffman for his support as a co-sponsor.
You too can help ensure funding for the LWCF! Please urge your Congressional representatives to support legislation that fully funds the Land Water Conservation Fund by clicking HERE