Speaker: Garrett Wallace / Government Relations Director
with The Nature Conservancy in Florida
Join this lecture to learn more about the ins and outs of the newly-passed Great American Outdoors Act and what it means for Florida’s future. In June, 2020, the United States Congress voted to approve the Great American Outdoors Act, which will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and make critical investments in our national park system and other public lands. The bill was signed by the President.
The bill combines two conservation proposals that each had strong, bipartisan support. The first will provide full and permanent funding of $900 million each year for LWCF, an amount derived from offshore oil and gas revenues – not tax dollars. The second part of the bill will invest $1.9 billion annually for the next five years toward maintenance in national parks, other public lands and at the Bureau of Indian Education.