Letter to the Editor by Diana Cuevas

Land and Water Conservation Fund Renewal

Dear Editor:

America’s most successful conservation and recreation program expired on September 30.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund was first passed in 1965 and has always enjoyed bipartisan support. It has funded local projects like the expansion of Arastradero Preserve and the development of Los Gatos Creek Park. In total, LWCF has funded more than 1,600 projects across California, including baseball fields, hiking trails, wildlife refuges, and more.

Congress needs to get with the program and renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has done so much here in Palo Alto, as well as throughout the country.


Diana Cuevas
Policy Intern, Environment California