The National Recreation and Park Association has lauded President Obama for asking for increased funds for parks and recreation, but says even more money is needed.
The President’s proposed 2011 budget includes $434 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, with $50 million for state grants. This is a $100 million increase, and a 25 percent increase in state funding, the association noted, but comes while state and local governments are cutting back on park and recreation funding in order to balance their budgets.
The National Recreation and Park Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts, wants Congress to increase appropriations to the Land and Water Conservation Fund to $900 million a year immediately, instead of waiting until 2014, as the Obama administration has proposed. The association noted that the National Park Service last year reported that its backlog of unmet needs amounts to $12 billion.Research Campgrounds, Plan RV Safe Routes & Turn your phone into an RV GPS.
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