Legislative Resources

NACPRO's Legislative Platform

NACPRO, as an affiliate of both NRPA and NACo, has the opportunity to influence the legislative agendas of these organizations. We consider legislative concerns of county and special district park and recreation agencies and make sure these interests are represented through the lobbying strength of the larger NRPA and NACo organizations.

Among NACPRO’s major areas of concern are: LWCF, UPARR, RTCA, CDBG, children and nature initiatives, natural resources preservation programs, and funding for physical activity and nutrition promotion programs. The NACPRO Board of Directors invites all members to review and utilize the NACPRO Legislative Agenda (updated May 25, 2017).

We welcome your concerns and comments. 

Legislative Activity and Resources

The NACPRO Board sent a letter stating NACPRO's position on the LWCF Reauthorization on March 30, 2015, which was mailed to Chairman Rob Bishop and Representative Raul Grijalva.

The NACPRO Board sent a letter expressing support for the RPPA Commercial Recreation Concessions Pilot Program Act on March 17, 2017, which was mailed to Senator Jeff Flake.

The NACPRO Board sent letters opposing the inclusion of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) in the U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act to US Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer on May 30, 2017. VIDA would dramatically weaken the Clean Water Act and undermine our nation's ability to combat the spread of invasive aquatic species.

On December 20, 2017, the NACPRO Board submitted comments to the National Park Service (NPS), regarding their proposal to increase entrance fees during peak season at 17 major national parks across the United States.

2018 LWCF Reauthorization Resources

The Land and Water Conservation Fund expires On September 30, 2018. On July 15, the NACPRO Board of Directors approved a resolution supporting the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Act through Senate Bill 896 and House Bill 502. We are asking you to lend your support to this effort.  Please use the following resources to craft your own message to your U.S. Representatives and Senators.