Sponsored by Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks
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/.
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