Take Action: Important Land Conservation Tool to Expire in September

One of the nation’s most important land conservation funding tools will expire on September 30th — unless we take action.

For more than 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected wildlife and habitat in every state. Without action from Congress, this bipartisan program will expire.

Maine’s Congressional delegation has consistently supported LWCF. They need to hear from their constituents that we appreciate what they have done to support the program — and that we want them to take steps toward permanent reauthorization. Please take a moment to call your members of Congress to share your thanks and encourage their continued support. Their contact information is below.

From the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, which provides nesting and feeding habitat for migratory birds, to the Cold Stream forest, which harbors 3,000 acres of deer wintering areas and seven wild Brook Trout ponds, Maine has many conservation success stories that were supported by LWCF. Our state has received approximately $182 million over the past five decades, which has supported hundreds of projects that protect habitat, recreational access, and working forests. It’s safe to say that Maine wouldn’t be what it is today without this important program.

And LWCF funding goes beyond land conservation for wildlife. It is consistently used to provide grants for state and local parks and recreation areas. LWCF makes communities stronger.

It’s important that we thank our members of Congress. This is a great opportunity to start that trend in your personal advocacy. Thank you for taking action.

Senator Collins

  • Augusta: (207) 622-8414
  • Bangor: (207) 945-0417
  • Lewiston: (207) 784-6969
  • Portland: (207) 780-3575

Senator King

  • Augusta: (207) 622-8292
  • Bangor: (207) 945-8000
  • Presque Isle: (207) 764-5124
  • Scarborough: (207) 883-1588

Representative Poliquin

  • Bangor: (207) 942-0583
  • Lewiston: (207) 784-0768

Representative Pingree

  • Portland: (207) 774-5019
  • Waterville: (207) 873-5713