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Connecticut Featured in National #SaveLWCF Campaign

November 28, 2017

Join AMC on a conservation hike, write to your Members of Congress, and learn more about LWCF

After 52 years of protecting some of the most iconic landscapes and trails in the Northeast, The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is set to expire in less than 52 weeks if Congress does not act. AMC is leading the charge to raise awareness for the Land and Water Conservation Fund across the Northeast and we need your help.

This week, the national LWCF Coalition is spotlighting Connecticut and the incredible places protected and improved thanks to funding from LWCF. AMC’s Connecticut Chapter leaders and conservation volunteers invite you to join them on December 2nd for a conservation event and hike at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

LWCF grants have supported conservation projects in every corner of the country, protecting key in-holdings in our National Parks, Forests, Refuges, and Preserves, including the scenic corridor of the Appalachian Trail, while also providing critically important funds to state and local park projects. In Connecticut alone, park and trail projects have received over $117 million from LWCF.

You can help today! 

Join a conservation hike in CT:

AMC invites you to join Janet Ainsworth, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of AMC, on December 2nd at Hammonasset Beach State Park for a celebratory event and hike highlighting the work made possible at this treasured State Park with LWCF funding.

Send a letter to your Members of Congress:

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Learn more about the Land and Water Conservation Fund:

Get more involved to help #SaveLWCF:

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Mark Zakutansky

As AMC's Director of Conservation Policy Engagement, Mark works to advance a number of important priority federal and state conservation issues, including land conservation funding, river and watershed protection, as well as access to public lands. Mark is an avid outdoor enthusiast, primarily as a whitewater paddler and telemark skier.