Capitol Hill Breakfast Briefing

Event Details

Date: Mar 22

Time: 8:00am to 9:00am

Location:

Address: , Washington, DC 20515 View in Google Maps

Event Description

Topic: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

NAWCA is a unique, voluntary-based competitive matching grant program that leverages non-federal and federal funds to protect, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for migratory birds and other wildlife. With partners and projects across all 50 states, NAWCA has conserved over 33.4 million acres while also creating an average of 7,500 new jobs annually.

Since enactment in 1989, NAWCA has been touted for far more than just the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. A large number of wildlife species, as well as people, benefi t tremendously from healthy wetland systems that are the result of on-the-ground conservation made possible by the program. In fact, wetlands help prevent fl ooding, reduce the severity of storm surges and mitigate the damaging eff ects of soil erosion. Wetlands also improve water quality by working with underground aquifers to fi lter out pollutants.

Although NAWCA has a history of strong bipartisan support, the program has not been reauthorized since 2012. In the 115th Congress, we seek to restore NAWCA’s certainty through reauthorization and look forward to working together with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus to do so.

For more information, please contact Kelli Roessler, at kellir@sportsmenslink.org or 202-543-6850 x32.

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