In advance of federal budget negotiations, PTNY board member Richard Remmer spent two days in our nation’s capital to urge support for funding for critical environmental programs, particularly the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Remmer met with aides for both New York senators and nine members of the New York Congressional delegation while putting a good word in for PTNY. In a recent email, Remmer reported, “Almost all were already familiar with the LWCF and the issues. All seemed supportive.”
LWCF has provided funding to help protect some of New York’s most special places and ensure recreational access for outdoor activities. New York has received approximately $319 million in LWCF funding over the past five decades, protecting places such as the 17,500 acre Sterling Forest tract and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Place. Learn more.