DLN: Costello discusses future of Land and Water Conservation Fund
As published in the Daily Local News
WEST CHESTER>> Local conservancy organizations recently received an update on legislation currently being considered in Washington to re-fund a government program to save historic battlefields, forests, and areas which support endangered species.
On Nov. 23, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6th, of West Chester met with representatives of eight groups at the Chester County Community Foundation’s Lincoln Building in the borough to discuss the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
According to a press release from Costello’s office, the LWCF was first authorized by Congress in 1965 and has been authorized twice for 25 years each time; the last authorization came in 1990. Unfortunately, disagreement over the program’s direction within the House’s Natural Resources Committee caused the LWCF to expire on Sept. 30.