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Congress approves FY2022 spending package deal that helps conservation — The Nature Conservancy in Washington

Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) 

Excellent news for land conservation! LWCF acquired full funding of $900 million, the annual quantity assured because of the Nice American Outside Act’s passage in 2020.  These funds help initiatives throughout to the nation to extend recreation entry, construct local weather resilience, defend ingesting water and preserve crucial habitat.  We’re pleased to see the Washington Cascades mission get $2.4 million which is able to fund everlasting safety of 1,280 acres of forest land close to Kachess Lake in Kittitas County.  

Environmental Justice

The spending invoice contains $100 million for environmental justice initiatives (a rise of $83 million over final 12 months). Funding will help grants to overburdened communities and can bolster the Environmental Safety Company’s work to combine environmental justice into its present packages, together with clear air, clear water, poisonous chemical compounds and waste administration.



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