ADVISORY: For Thursday, July 16, 2020 Reps. Lee, Titus join Environment Nevada to release new analysis on economic, health value of funding public lands and parks
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ADVISORY: For Thursday, July 16, 2020 Reps. Lee, Titus join Environment Nevada to release new analysis on economic, health value of funding public lands and parks

ADVISORY: For Thursday, July 16, 2020 Reps. Lee, Titus join Environment Nevada to release new analysis on economic, health value of funding public lands and parks

Media contacts: 

Levi Kamolnick, Environment Nevada State Director, levi@environmentnevada.org, 831.421.1330

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 For Thursday, July 16, 2020 

Reps. Lee, Titus join Environment Nevada to release new analysis on economic, health value of funding public lands and parks

Las Vegas, NV – U.S. Representatives Susie Lee and Dina Titus will join Environment Nevada and local conservation leaders this Thursday, July 16th to release a new analysis on how Nevada’s public lands have helped Nevadans weather this year’s health and economic crisis. Congresswoman Titus and Congresswoman Lee will discuss the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), a bill funding public lands and parks programs that is currently being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives. 

The Great American Outdoors Act, H.R. 7092, would provide full and permanent funding to the longstanding Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program, as well as allocate millions to address the backlogged maintenance at our national parks. The bill passed the U.S. Senate in mid-June and now awaits action by the House as members return for voting next week. 

WHAT: Release of Environment Nevada’s new analysis, “Healthy Parks, Healthy People,” on the economic and public health impact of parks, as well as an update from Reps. Lee and Titus on Congressional legislation to fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and our National Parks. 

WHO: 

  • Congresswoman Dina Titus, Nevada District 1 
  • Congresswoman Susie Lee, Nevada District 3
  • Dan Hernandez – Clark County Parks and Recreation Director 
  • Meghan Wolf – Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Executive Committee member
  • Deja Wargo-Cole – Institute for a Progressive Nevada Southern Nevada Organizer 
  • Levi Kamolnick – Environment Nevada State Director 

Note: Individual interviews available upon request

WHEN: Thursday, July 16th, 2020 – 1:15 PM PT

WHERE: Email levi@environmentnevada.org to register for Zoom link 

About the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF):

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), established in 1964, provides funding to protect land in our national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, national trails, and other public lands at the state and local levels. Nevada has received approximately $104.8 million in LWCF funding over the past five decades, protecting places such as the Toiyabe National Forest, Stillwater and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuges, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. LWCF funding has also supported Sunset Park, Craig Ranch Regional Park, and Lorenzi Park, just to name a few.