Mark Zakutansky, Author at Appalachian Mountain Club
Mark Zakutansky, Author at Appalachian Mountain Club

Speak up for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Our nation’s premier conservation funding program expires on September 30 In Pennsylvania, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail crosses the Lehigh River, then traverses 15 miles maintained by AMC’s Delaware Valley Chapter. As the Appalachian Trail continues north, it passes through 3,000 acres of specular, privately-owned forested…

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AMC Cheers Highlands Conservation Act Renewal and Full Funding Protecting the places you love just got a lot easier. Congress last week renewed the popular Highlands Conservation Act for seven more years, providing $10 million this year to fund open space projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. First passed in 2004, the Highlands Conservation Act (HCA) allowed…

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A closer look at the Administration’s recent actions and how they impact the outdoor places that you love Public lands including our parks and trails are near and dear to AMC. When President Trump took aim at these places by signing orders on December 4 to shrink the boundaries of two National Monuments in Utah…

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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…

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AMC is working to highlight 52 weeks of stories around the Land and Water Conservation Fund, highlighting the milestones and successes of our nation’s most popular conservation funding program, before it expires in September, 2018.

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The federal budget has been in the news a lot recently, and for good reason. When it comes to our public lands and waters, our trails, and the programs that support their use and enjoyment, the annual budget is among the most important pieces of legislation that Congress is entrusted to pass every year. So…

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Get Out and Stand Up for the Outdoors On April 22, AMC invites you to join us for Earth Day. We are hosting events all around the Northeast, and there is something for everyone. Join us to march for science, clean up a park or trail, or simply celebrate the joy of healthy outdoor activities….

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From White Cap Mountain in Maine to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect special places in the Northeast and across the country for more than 50 years, but this key federal conservation funding program needs our support today. Now is the time to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the…

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This fall, we asked you to join us in calling on Congress to #FinishTheBusiness as pressing conservation issues remained unaddressed while the clock ticked down the days until a new President and a new Congress took office. After the election in November, Congress returned to their offices on Capitol Hill and our campaign kicked into high…

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No matter how you feel about the upcoming election, one thing is clear – Congress isn’t off the hook yet. AMC advocates for conservation programs, legislation, and policies that matter to all of us as outdoor enthusiasts. But the current Congress has failed to act on many key conservation measures that affect the protection of…

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