Amidst the chaos of current events in Washington, D.C., there was some good news for Connecticut’s land conservation efforts:
Congressman Joe Courtney announced that DEEP is slated to receive funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the future protection of hundreds of acres of land in Eastern Connecticut to enhance state parks and wildlife management areas.
Permanently authorized last year, the LWCF takes a portion of revenue from offshore oil drilling to help pay for the conservation of public lands throughout the country. The latest news in Connecticut is especially welcome considering that Congress regularly withholds up to 2/3 of the funding that the LWCF is authorized to receive each year.
We’re fortunate in Connecticut to have a Congressional Delegation that gets it! Now is a good time to thank them for the land conservation funding for Eastern CT and ask that they support legislation to provide full, authorized funding to LWCF.
That would be news from D.C. we can all celebrate.