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Dear Jonathan,

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.
Since 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been at the heart of public land conservation and preservation in the U.S., funding more than 45,000 projects. But, in September, Congress let the LWCF expire.
What does this mean for us here in New York?
LWCF has invested more than $336 million to protect New York’s forests, parks, and wildlife refuges and increase access to the great outdoors. From backcountry trails to community parks, LWCF has preserved and restored the outdoor places we love and use.
That’s why we can’t let LWCF disappear and why we are working with the national LWCF coalition to restore and fully fund LWCF before the 115th Congressional session ends.
Time is short and we need your help.
Please click here to send a letter to your Congressional Representative. It will take less than a minute but will make a big difference. Thank you!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, full of family, friends and lots of outdoor time.

Robin Dropkin
Executive Director
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January 3

Join us for our 21st annual tour!
8 days, 400 miles, and a
lifetime of memories 

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    Short Takes / Resources

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 2019 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grants available. Deadline Jan 31. 

Trails in the Albany area are set to get a boost as the Albany South End Connector project moves forward, linking the Helderburg-Hudson Rail Trail with the Erie Canalway Trail. 

Support the Environmental Protection Fund by joining us on February 12 in Albany to advocate for a $300 million EPF. 

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