We should be doing everything we can to protect places like Riverbend Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. But some in Congress want to eliminate funding for our most successful parks and open space program.
America’s national parks should be protected, not shortchanged
Places like Riverbend Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are a big part of what makes this country so great. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends, to hike, bike, fish and see wild animals.
Pollution, logging, overdevelopment
Yet instead of helping protect and preserve these places for our kids, some shortsighted leaders in Congress want to eliminate funding for our successful park programs. If they get their way, funding will be slashed—a move that would leave our best places with less protection against pollution, logging and overdevelopment. These places deserve better. It’s up to us to protect them for the next generation.
When Congress shut down our national parks last fall, millions of Americans raised their voices and forced Washington to reopen them. It’s time to stand up for the places we love again—before we see more damage done to the most beautiful parts of our country.
A lasting legacy
Environment America is bringing people together to urge our senators to make preserving special places a priority. By standing up to anti-environment members of Congress, our senators can leave a lasting legacy for our parks.
Together, we can win
Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to protect the places we love.
Urge your members of Congress to protect our best places
- There were more than 281 million recreational visits to our national parks last year, yet this year Congress slashed funding for all of our parks.
- Underfunded parks face crumbling infrastructure, reduced hours and threats ranging from overdevelopment, pollution, mining, drilling and logging that put wildlife and ecosystems at risk.
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