LWCF Why Bother
NRPA often partners with other like organizations when dealing with legislative issues. During a recent conference call when I stated that NRPA members were losing interest in our battle to secure Land and Water Conservation Funds, a representative of one of the organizations was shocked. “Do they understand that this is the only appropriated legislation for parks and recreation that doesn’t require an agency to compete with other departments for funding?” he asked. Indeed, NRPA members do understood, I replied. But— when you consider that for the past few years states have received less than a combined $1 million, LWCF is a hard sell. Why should NRPA continue to put scarce resources toward fighting for a ....
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