(Sent out by the American Society of Landscape Architects 8/4/2020)
“Big news today from Washington: the president signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. This law will permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provide much-needed funding to restore our parks and public lands by addressing severe maintenance backlogs. ASLA advocated for these provisions for years, and not only in the Halls of Congress. During this Congress alone, 2,500 members of our advocacy network sent over 6,200 messages in support of this law, reaching lawmakers in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. This isn’t just a win for us at ASLA National – it’s a win for every ASLA member and supporter who signed a letter, sent an email, made a phone call, or posted on social media all across the country. Even the smallest action, when combined with thousands of others, can help us accomplish something big.”
It’s nice to get good news for a change. Hopefully some of this will trickle down to projects we get involved in.