Letter to the editor: Protecting our parks
The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year passed a public lands package that permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a conservation program that has funded parks in every county across America since my parents were kids. I’m thrilled to see lasting protections for the parks and recreational areas we love — public lands that promote stewardship and sustainability within all of us while providing clean air and open spaces to enjoy.
Thanks to all of the Pennsylvania congressmen and women who voted to renew this critical public parks program. Sadly, Sen. Pat Toomey was one of only two Pennsylvania delegates to vote “no.”
The overall support for our public lands ensures accessibility for people to enjoy and appreciate the nature right in our hometowns.
The writer is an intern with PennEnvironment (www.pennenvironment.org).