NASORLO and other Testimony for Senate Approps Committee FY 18 Budget

The following is the NASORLO ” ask ” for the FY 18 Budget to the Senate Appropriations Committee.. and the attached file is the complete testimony.. Overview of Funding Request: As outlined below, we encourage you to continue the federal investment in the LWCF, especially as it relates to the state and local partnership created […]

New Economic Impacts of Outdoor Recreation by state released

Follow the link to the new economic impact data released by the Outdoor Industry Association.  Total impacts are 887 Billion annually and the report list it by state. https://outdoorindustry.org/advocacy/

Map shows the value of LWCF to our National Parks

The following article and map from the Center for Western Priorities through an online GIS mapping service shows how National Parks have benefited from the federal LWCF land acquisition program. http://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=189380444a834ec69c45d834d9f29357

How Nature Heals – An argument for open space and parks

By Dr. Mercola Many people feel an intrinsic pull to spend time in nature, and this makes perfect sense. Your brain and body are largely hard-wired to sync with the laws of nature — the rise and fall of the sun and the changing of the seasons, for example — not with the 24/7 work-a-day […]

NRPA Releases State by State economic impact of local parks

Here is the link to obtain your states economic impact assessment of local parks from a study conducted the the National Recreation and Park Association… http://www.nrpa.org/parkeconreport-state-charts/

A Summary of the History of LWCF and How states lost the battle for LWCF cash!

These links sheds light on the question of what has happened to the state grants portion of LWCF over the years and why state grants have been diminished, even though they were guaranteed a 60% share of LWCF, when the Act originally was drafted. For your review and information LWCF History CRS 2014 Print this […]

Local Parks – 140 Billion Impact and over 1 Million Jobs !!! NRPA Report

ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is set to expire in just one week’s time and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) calls on Congress to take swift action to permanently reauthorize this landmark law and equitably fund the State Assistance Program that supports local […]

Senator Murkowski’s comments on LWCF reauthorization and State Grants

[Ed. Note: In our May issue, Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1), of the House Natural Resources Committee, penned an article titled, “The Case for LWCF Reform,” In response, the committee’s Ranking Member, Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-3), provided an op-ed in our June issue. This month, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) adds her thoughts to the discussion. All messages […]

Fort Worth Star Telegram – Cities count on parks money ( LWCF )

Cities count on parks money For 50 years, Fort Worth and hundreds of other American cities have built parks with the help of the National Park Service through its Land and Water Conservation Fund. Fort Worth alone has received more than $3 million, including $805,000 to combine with state and local money for trails, sports fields […]

Mayors promote city parks and LWCF with Father’s Day message!

Valuing and protecting our city parks on Father’s Day – and every day By Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (D) and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett (R) This weekend families across America will spend Father’s Day outside with their kids in their local park. What most of them don’t know is that many of these […]