Memorial Day and outdoor escapes - why we love LWCF

Memorial Day weekend is here!  Summer vacation starts now, and for many Americans (and certainly people reading this) that means getting outdoors and into nature. So it’s a good thing that Americans have so many places to get outside - more than 600 million acres of public land, and more 110 million acres protected as Wilderness. Many of those protected acres are because of a program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

We’re highlighting a few of the places that the Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected.  Places like the Appalachian Trail, where the Land and Water Conservation Fund helped connect the full length of the trail.

In Mt. Rainier National Park, Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars are expanding the park.  This expansion will improve access for people, and improve habitat for spotted owls and Chinook salmon.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is responsible for some of the great places to get outside across the country.  Don’t take our word for it – check out what it’s done for your state.

All this weekend on Twitter we’ll be talking about why we love the Land and Water Conservation Fund.  Join the discussion with the #WhyWeLoveLWCF hashtag, and get outside and enjoy some of the places that are protected because of the Land and Water Conservation Fund!

And if you’ve already been out to a place protected by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, take a minute and sign our petition.  We want to make sure that Congress protects the Land and Water Conservation Fund, so that it can keep protecting wild places!

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