Updates from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Highlands

Federal Calendar

December/January

  • Develop fact sheets and press materials on projects.
  • Collect letters of support from local officials, businesses & state representatives.

February

  • Distribute press release if your project is included in the President’s budget.
  • Call / email members of Congress & ask for support.
  • Use an action alert to get the word out to members and colleagues.

February/March

  • Visit DC & advocate for funding.
  • Set up a meeting with your member of Congress at their district office.
  • Ask members of Congress to include the project in their “budget submission to the House Interior Appropriations Committee.
  • Submit organizational letters of support.
  • Begin planning tours or site visits for members of Congress.

April

  • Offer to write opinion pieces for local papers asking for support for conservation funding including LWCF, FLP and HCA as well as funding for specific projects.

May

  • Ask Senators to include projects in their “budget submission to the Senate Interior Appropriations Committee.
  • Submit organizational letters of support.
  • Generate letters to the editor encouraging Congress to fully fund LWCF, FLP and HCA as well as funding for specific projects.

June

  • Email or call Representative and Senators to ask them to continue supporting key projects.
  • Use an action alert to get out the word to others.

July

  • Generate letters to the editor thanking members of Congress for their support.

August

  • Host site visits to for a member Congress, Administration officials & the media.

September - November

  • Host award ceremonies and ribbon cutting events for projects that receive funding.
  • Develop fact sheets for future FLP, HCA and LWCF projects.