Our members love our parks and public lands, so much so that some of them are willing to declare it to the world—or at least to local passersby.

For a week this August, Environment Maine organizers asked our members and other supporters to display signs like the one pictured above, in order to show their support for fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Act (LWCF). LWCF has helped preserve such places in Maine as Acadia National Park, Sebago Lake State Park and the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Our national network led a campaign that won permanent reauthorization of LWCF earlier this year. Now, we're advocating for a bipartisan bill that would fully fund the program.

“We were encouraged when Congress permanently reauthorized America’s best conservation program,” said Steve Blackledge, senior director of our network's Conservation program. “Now it’s time for Congress to deliver again with full funding.”

Members of our national network partners also showed their support for LWCF in Minnesota, Arizona, Washington state and South Carolina.

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Photo: LWCF has helped preserve such places in Maine as Acadia National Park, Sebago Lake State Park and the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Staff.