How You Can Help Save the Land & Water Conservation Fund

We have less than two weeks before our country’s most important conservation program expires.

The clock runs out on the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at the end of the federal fiscal year, on Sept. 30. But it doesn’t have to — we are calling upon our members of Congress to permanently reauthorize this program before it’s too late.

More than 600 beloved places in Washington have been protected by LWCF. To see our favorite photos of just a few, check out our slideshow below.

And did we mention the fund uses no taxpayer dollars? It’s a great deal for Washington and for America, which is one reason why the fund has broad bipartisan support. But it still needs your voice — all our voices — to keep it from expiring.

There are three major ways you can help show Congress that we all want LWCF to stick around so future generations can enjoy our spectacular great outdoors:

  • Post on social media tagging your representatives in Congress and telling them why it’s important to you that we #SaveLWCF.

  • Send a message directly to your members of Congress via our Action Center page, urging them to save LWCF before it expires. (You can do this no matter where you live!)

  • If you live in Washington state, add your name to the grassroots sign-on letter to be shared on the Senate floor after Public Lands Day this month.

Thank you for using your outside voice and speaking up for nature!