Rep. Rouda Votes to Pass Great American Outdoors Act, Points to Significant Benefits for Orange County | Representative Harley Rouda

Rep. Rouda Votes to Pass Great American Outdoors Act, Points to Significant Benefits for Orange County

July 22, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) voted to pass H.R. 1957, the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act. H.R. 1957 permanently reauthorizes the successful Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most successful conservation program, which has supported Main Beach Park Development in Laguna Beach, Fairview Park Development in Costa Mesa, and Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach. Click here for a full list of Orange County projects.

"For decades, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has preserved Orange County's beauty and bolstered our coastal economy," said Rouda. "I am proud to support this bipartisan bill that acknowledges the threat of climate change and ensures generations to come can experience the Pacific Ocean, play in parks, and enjoy nature reserves across the United States."

H.R. 1957 funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and creates the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, which will provide funding to the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Education to fix buildings, trails, roads, and other public infrastructure in need of repair for the next five years.