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Unified Action – Support Reauthorization and Full Funding for the Land & Water Conservation Fund

Sponsored by Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks

The issue

The Land & Water Conservation Fund was established in 1964 in a bi-partisan effort to save our natural resources we as Americans all share. It is funded by a small portion of off shore drilling revenue. LWCF has provided $312 million to New Mexico for over 1200 recreation and conservation projects. The LWCF is authorized to receive $900 million annually but Congress regularly diverts over half these funds to other purposes.

LWCF funded sites are a cornerstone to New Mexico’s outdoor recreation economy, which generates $9.9 billion annually in NM, and supports 99,000 jobs.

Notable New Mexico LWCF sites include: Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Gila National Forest, and Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park.

Partial list of projects in Doña Ana County:

  • Organ Mountains ACEC
  • Laabs Swimming Pool
  • Apodaca Park
  • Las Cruces Municipal Tennis Court
  • Las Cruces Baseball Complex
  • Burn Lake
  • Gadsden Tennis Courts
  • Broad Canyon
  • Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
  • Del Cerro Park
  • Young Park

This conservation tool is set to expire at the end of September. Get more information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOMDP/.

 

What we are asking

Contact Rep. Steve Pearce and ask him to support reauthorization and full funding of the Land & Water Conservation Fund.

Rep. Steve Pearce 202-225-2365