Nature Conservancy Announces “Top Ten California Natural Treasures” - Green Living Guy
As Congress passed a budget that could include severe cuts to vital conservation programs, The Nature Conservancy has announced its “Top Ten California Treasures.” These treasures are California’s most iconic parks and recreation areas that were funded by a federal program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is currently proposed to be cut by 90 percent in the House of Representatives’ budget. “Californians have really benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund,” said Mike Sweeney, Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter. “Many of our prized natural areas around the state, the places we think of as quintessentially Californian, exist because of this program. Although we are all facing tough budget decisions, this program is funded by oil and gas revenue and costs the taxpayers nothing.”