LWCF Story Challenge
Artemis is rallying for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). One of the most important aspects of advocacy is storytelling. It makes people stop for a second and see how issues impact our daily lives. We want to hear your story about hunting or fishing on LWCF land. Share why these sites matter to sportswomen. Our favorite stories will win awesome gear from First Lite.
Artemis is throwing the gauntlet down. Will you pick it up? #ArtemisChallenge #SaveLWCF
Want more info on LWCF?
Here are some sites with detailed and state specific data.
- LWCF Coalition:https://www.lwcfcoalition.com/tools/ – scroll to the bottom of the page for a map.
- Investigate West: http://www.invw.org/2012/06/11/lwcf-grants-database-1283/ – LWCF Grant info from 1965-2011.
Want to do more to advocate for LWCF?
- Email Artemis@nwf.org
Step 1: What the heck is the Land and Water Conservation Fund?
Short answer – It’s one of America’s best conservation programs.
Long answer – The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established by Congress in 1964 and is administered by the National Park Service. LWCF invests a percentage of the royalties paid to the U.S. Treasury from offshore oil and gas leasing to help states acquire recreational access, create parks and trails, and to conserve special natural areas. Since its inception, it has protected lands, historic sites, national parks, wilderness areas, and urban parks in every state. LWCF has funded more than 42,000 grants for a total of $4.1 billion on state and local projects, including fishing access sites, shooting ranges, national parks, wildlife refuges and so much more. Its reach – and impact – is incredible.
Step 2: Share your story.
- Tell us a story about hunting or fishing on LWCF land. 200-300 words and 1 or 2 pictures.
- How to enter:
- Tag us: #ArtemisChallenge #SaveLWCF
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Top three stories win awesome prizes from First Lite.
- Deadline: Sunday, September 14, 2018
The Artemis co-founders will pick their top three stories and winners will be announced on September 24, 2018. Just in time for LWCF reauthorization.
We look forward to reading your story!
“Somehow we must be able to show people that democracy is not about words, but action.” Eleanor Roosevelt