Veterans Group Ramps Up Effort to Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Matt Leahy | November 8, 2018
A forest and clouds are reflected in misty water below at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program supports the protection of federal public lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and recreation areas. Photo: Umbagog Lake National Wildlife Refuge by Jerry Monkman/Ecophography.

Underscoring the urgency of reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the ad pictured below was placed by the Vet Voice Foundation (VVF) in the Boston Globe on October 4th.  Vet Voice Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide veterans the opportunity to continue serving their communities through new missions in domestic and foreign policy campaigns important to our country.  The fact that the VVF has focused part of its efforts on the LWCF, further highlights why the program matters.  The organization believes that recreating and protected lands can help veterans heal from the trauma of war and renew bonds with family members after long deployments.

Read more on the VVF’s position on the protection of these special places in this 4-page fact sheet (PDF).

Message to Secretary Zinke from the Vet Voice Foundation
This powerful ad was placed in the Boston Globe by the Vet Voice Foundation on Oct. 4th.