June 21, 2019

Congressman Neguse Advocates for Robust Funding for LWCF in FY2020 Appropriations Process

Washington, D.C.— This week, Congressman Neguse took to the House floor to advocate for robust funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the FY 2020 Department of Interior budget. Over the last 50 years, LWCF has provided critical funding for land and water conservation projects in every state and supported over 42,000 state and local park projects. Colorado has received $278 million in LWCF funding over the last five decades, including for Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, and LWCF state assistance has helped projects in the 2nd district like Lory State Park in Fort Collins.

“The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been our nation’s premier conservation program for over fifty years,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “In Colorado, funding for this program has benefited Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Forest and Roosevelt National Forests, as well as other sites across the state. Increased LWCF funding will help communities build additional outdoor recreation infrastructure and trails critical to grow our economy.”

View Congressman Neguse’s remarks on the House floor here.