Release: Nevada Lawmakers call for permanent LWCF funding on Earth Day
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Release: Nevada Lawmakers call for permanent LWCF funding on Earth Day

Release: Nevada Lawmakers call for permanent LWCF funding on Earth Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2020
Contact: Will Pregman, wpregman@battlebornprogress.org, 702.752.0656

Nevada Lawmakers call for permanent LWCF funding on Earth Day

Link to Earth Day Media Content Located Here

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Lawmakers in Nevada are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020 by issuing a Call-To-Action to residents to sign a petition which advocates for providing permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Elected officials recorded video statements describing how crucial it is to maintain sustainable funding for National parks, cultural sites, hiking trails, and other public lands through a video series on the Institute for a Progressive Nevada Facebook page. The online petition supporting the initiative for permanent funding has so far amassed over 6,800 unique signatures. 

Annette Magnus, Executive Director of the Institute for a Progressive Nevada, released the following statement: 

“I grew up going to these parks and enjoying our great outdoors. It is time that Congress and the President fully and permanently invest in LWCF so that all of Nevada’s children can enjoy those parks like I did in the future. Not only is this funding beneficial for families, but it is also beneficial to the economy. Nevada is unique in attracting different types of tourists, because we have a wide variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. It is absolutely essential to remember that investing in LWCF is also an investment for our state and the people who live here.”

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. 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, Lorenzi Park, just to name a few. 

To view the petition, please visit www.saveLWCF.com.

Spokespeople in Spanish or English are available for individual interviews.

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