With a name like the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), you might not realize how vital this program is for protecting historic American places.
Massachusetts’ Minute Man National Historical Park, which preserves and interprets the opening battles of the American Revolution; the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta; and Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico are just a few of the many places that have benefited from land acquisitions made possible by LWCF.
Join us now in urging Congress to ensure the LWCF program endures for generations to come!
Support S. 896 and S. 569 for America's Heritage
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to request your support for two pieces of legislation that are vital to our protection of America's rich historic and cultural heritage. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is set to expire in September, has enabled the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other agencies to bring historic and cultural places into public ownership and stewardship in perpetuity. States and local governments also heavily rely on LWCF to secure lands for parks that allow people to experience history close to home. These include the homes and birthplaces of presidents, writers and civil rights leaders, Revolutionary War battlefields, sites of American ingenuity and invention, paleontological sites, and Native American cultural sites.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]
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