SOURCE: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Barbara Tulipane, CAE, president and CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) issued the following statement in response to the Senate passage of the Natural Resources Management Act:

“NRPA is pleased the Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act, also known as the ‘Lands Package,’ that includes a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and a guaranteed 40 percent in funding for the LWCF State Assistance Program, which we advocated strongly for.”

“We urge the House to act swiftly and pass this important piece of legislation, as it helps provide our member agencies with the resources they need to ensure everyone benefits from parks and outdoor recreation. Because everyone deserves a great park.” 

About the National Recreation and Park Association 
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.