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Renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund

LWCF SignNRPA is working with our partners the American Planning Association (APA) to urge members to take action on Twitter by telling their elected officials how the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has provided necessary federal funding for the creation and preservation of parks and public space in their local communities through the State Assistance Program.

The LWCF expired on September 30, 2015. As members of Congress return to their home districts for August recess, we have a unique opportunity to start a conversation with elected leaders about the critical role LWCF State Assistance plays in local park and recreation planning.

Tweet your LWCF Story

A picture is worth a thousand words. Show your members of Congress what a park or public space — funded in part by the LWCF State Assistance Program — means to your community by tweeting a picture of people using the space. Cell phone pictures are great. No need for professional photography.

In each tweet, remember to include:

  • #RenewLWCF (in order to track and show the impact of our collective conversation)
  • Mention your member of Congress. You can find your members of Congress and their Twitter handles by going to GovTrack and typing in your zip code.
  • Tag @NRPA_news
  • Include a picture of people using the LWCF-funded park

Consider tagging other local stakeholders in your tweet as well. Our goal is engagement — the more interaction with your tweet, the better.

Sample Tweet

  • [PARK NAME] was funded by LWCF and brings people together![@YourMemberofCongress] #RenewLWCF @NRPA_News [INCLUDE PHOTO]

Visit the NRPA Advocacy Resource Center for talking points and state-level data on LWCF.