McEachin Toured James River to Focus on the Importance, Reauthorization of LWCF

June 3, 2018
Press Release

Hopewell, Va. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) toured the James River Wildlife Refuge, including stops at public lands previously acquired and protected through the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act of 1964, and discussed the importance of the legislation with local non-profit organizations in advance of September deadline for reauthorization.

“I was pleased to tour the James River Wildlife Refuge and have a robust roundtable discussion about the LWCF. If Congress does not reauthorize LWCF, communities in every state and district would feel damaging consequences; that is just unacceptable,” said Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04). “I’ve cosponsored Ranking Member Grijalva’s bill that would permanently reauthorize the LWCF, H.R. 502, because we cannot lose one of our most powerful tools used to protect natural treasures around the country – such as the James River and the wildlife refuge we toured.”

The roundtable discussion was help with representatives from: Virginia Conservation Network, Chesapeake Conservancy, Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, Trust for Public Lands, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Virginia United Land Trusts, James River Association, and Governor Northam’s Administration.

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