ACTION ALERT UPDATE 8/28/13 - National Sign On Letter - Over 400 Signers!

OVER 700 SIGNERS and counting!

Hello Valued Conservation Partner:

Last month the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee eliminated funding for the following popular and highly successful grant programs for next fiscal year:

• State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program
• North American Wetlands Conservation Fund
• Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Fund
• Forest Legacy Program
• Land and Water Conservation Fund

These programs have conserved some of our nation’s rarest and most cherished fish and wildlife, restored vital wetlands and protected priority forests, grasslands, coasts and other important habitats. Complete elimination of funding for these popular programs is unprecedented!

We need your help to convince appropriators in the US House and US Senate how important these programs are to fish and wildlife and request that funding be restored for the next fiscal year which is set to begin on October 1st.
Over 400 organizations have already signed on to a letter (attached and below) supporting these vital programs. If you are one of these groups, THANK YOU for your support. If your organization has not yet signed on, there is still time. Please consider adding your organization’s name to this letter so we can demonstrate that these conservation programs have broad support amongst birders, hikers, hunters, anglers, paddlers, conservation educators and others who use and enjoy the outdoors.

To sign on to this letter, send an email with your organization’s name and state to twwintern@fishwildlife.org by Friday August 30th. Zeroing out these programs would have serious consequences for fish and wildlife conservation. Help be a voice for fish and wildlife and the natural areas that they need to exist.

See list of signers attached.

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List of Signers 8/28/13.pdf243.53 KB
ACTION ALERT for Defunding Letter.pdf197.53 KB
Letter to Congress Supporting Grant Programs FY14.pdf171.01 KB