LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed the final passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The key legislation permanently and fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which supports Michigan public lands, waters, parks and more.
“The climate crisis threatens our land, natural resources and communities, which is why this historic legislation is more important than ever,” said Bentley Johnson, Senior Partnerships Manager for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “The outdoors are part of who we are as Michiganders, from city parks in Detroit to national forests in the U.P. This legislation will provide full and permanent funding to make sure that people of all backgrounds will have access to the outdoors and green spaces across our state and country. We applaud our U.S. Senators and the rest of our Michigan congressional delegation that worked to get this legislation across the finish line and support our public lands for future generations.”