Unified Action – August 2018

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 here.

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

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