We’re at a turning point for parks and open space in America. Parks have emerged as essential to healthy, resilient communities during the pandemic, but the crisis has also laid bare the dire inequalities in outdoor access across the nation. Right now, we’re on the brink of a defining legislative victory: securing full and dedicated funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This has been a generation in the making and could transform the outlook for outdoor equality across the country.
Join us for a conversation with Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), coauthor of the Great American Outdoors Act, Lise Aangeenbrug, Executive Director of the Outdoor Industry Association, and Trust for Public Land National Board Member Lucas St. Clair. We’ll discuss the urgency of this moment, how to advocate for parks and public lands in your community, and what to watch for in the weeks to come as the nation weathers the pandemic and begins to invest in recovery.