Since its passage in 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has gone on to become one of the nation’s greatest tools for providing access to the outdoors and helping to preserve the lands and waters we love.
It has supported more than 41,000 parks and projects, touching nearly every county in the country. LWCF has been critical in ensuring that underserved and urban communities have places to connect with nature, spend time with family, enjoy outdoor recreation or explore their cultural heritage.
However, LWCF is set to expire this September, unless Congress agrees to reauthorize it.
Our new film, “Land, Water, y Comunidad” explores the relationship Latinos across the nation have with LWCF sites – what it means to them, how they enjoy them and the impact it would have if these lands weren’t available. The film visits five different locations and types of sites, includes a state park in Florida, a city park in New Mexico and a national monument in California.
The common thread between all these sites is that they matter to people – and the loss of the program would be felt for generations to come. LWCF isn’t just about protecting pieces of land, it’s about the connection people have with these places -- about what they represent for each individual.
LWCF is critical to our outdoor access and it’s time for Congress to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the land and water conservation fund.
Upcoming Film Screenings
Wednesday, July 15
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dirksen Senate Office, Building, Room 106 (SD-106)
Thursday, August 2
5:30 pm - 7:00 PM
The Landmark at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tuesday, August 7
6 pm - 7:30 pm
538 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Tuesday, August 14
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Harkins Mountain Grove 16 Theatre
27481 San Bernardino Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Tuesday, August 21
6pm - 7:30 pm
333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Tuesday, August 28
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
13120 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
Watch the Film
The full film "Land, Water y Comunidad" will be released on September 4, 2018. Every week leading up to then, we will release a new feature segment from the film: (July 30 - Florida | August 6 - Colorado | August 13 - California | August 20 - Nevada | August 27 - New Mexico).