Conservation Alabama on Capitol Hill
Last week, Conservation Alabama Executive Director Tammy Herrington met with elected officials on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of preserving our public lands. This was part of the League of Conservation Voters’ Our Lands, Our Vote campaign, which has been working to protect public lands in the face of legislative and budgetary attacks at the federal level.
“This was a chance to sit down with our congressional leaders and their staff and let them know that their constituents back home care about public lands not just in Alabama but across the country,” Tammy said.
Tammy met with staff from the offices of Rep. Bradley Byrne, Rep. Terri Sewell, and Sen. Richard Shelby. She was accompanied by LCV staff member Darrien Davis. LCV is part of the nationwide effort to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, protect the Antiquities Act and our country’s public spaces.
While Conservation Alabama primarily focuses on state legislation, the importance of public lands and the threats they are currently facing make it clear that we need to share your conservation priorities with our federal elected officials as well. To learn more about the work of LCV and Conservation Alabama to protect our public lands click here.