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THE HILL: Climate change has already hit Latino communities

By: Chela Garcia

The focus on our climate is ramping up within the Latino community. Climate change is leading to higher temperatures and record-setting heat waves, drier and more arid conditions in the Southwest, and more frequent and severe droughts. These conditions are having troubling consequences on public health and access to services, job security and economic productivity.

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KRWG: Effort To Create Outdoor Equity Fund In New Mexico

By: Nuestra Tierra 

Commentary: Low-income youth and their families could soon have expanded opportunities to access state parks, federal public lands, and a variety of outdoor recreation and education opportunities as part of a statewide and national coalition effort to establish an Outdoor Equity Fund in the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session.

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COLORADO POLITICS: Congress must act to save a lifeline between Colorado kids and the great outdoors

By: Chela Garcia and Loretta Pineda

The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has provided the funding necessary over the past 54 years for underserved communities and families to enjoy access to the outdoors and open spaces. These are families that typically have less opportunities to visit national parks whether because of cost, distance, or time.

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DESERT SUN: Congress, reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund to invest in natural wonders

Having spent my entire life in California, it would be easy to take our beaches, forests and one of a kind national parks for granted. Especially when you consider that for many of us, we are only two hours or less away from all three landscapes. In a typical day, we could stroll down the coast and then hike into the redwood forest.

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EAST COUNTY TODAY: Harris Introduces Legislation to Expand Access to Outdoor Recreation Opportunities in Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris introduced the Outdoors for All Act,legislation to establish a dedicated source of funding for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) to increase access to outdoor recreation opportunities in cities and towns.

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LAS VEGAS SUN: Latino Outreach Group Urges Congress to Preserve Funding Source for Nevada Parks

By: Camalot Todd

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which will expire Sept. 30 unless Congress renews it, is responsible for funding more than 300 projects in Nevada including Valley of Fire, Lake Tahoe, Floyd Lamb State Park, Spring Mountain Ranch and more.

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E&E NEWS: Committed Republican Works Against the Clock to Rescue LWCF

By: Kellie Lunney 

Permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund so far has eluded supporters of the popular, bipartisan program. But as LWCF's current Sept. 30 sunset date approaches, two forces in particular are aligning to make that wish a reality: the calendar and a determined Senate Republican.

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