Stand Together in Spirit to Protect Nature

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This month, we can continue to honor the Earth by standing together in spirit—even if we can’t be together in person. As congressional leaders are rightly focused on COVID-19 right now, let’s shine a light on the important role nature can play in getting us back on our feet.

Spurring jobs and protecting our natural world go hand-in-hand. Investing in public lands has a track record of boosting local economies while protecting vital natural areas. Supporting jobs to make our treasured public lands safe and accessible will ensure that they can be there for us when we're able to get back outdoors safely again.

And, new stimulus projects can encourage investments in nature that will tackle challenges like reducing fire risk or protecting coastal communities, while also being sustainable long-term. Projects also should maintain environmental protections for air, water, and lands and support the health of communities.

Supporting our economy and protecting our natural world go hand-in-hand. Send your message to Congress today and tell your leaders to make the most of nature's role in helping our economy recover. Thank you!

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Boosting the Economy Can Help Protect Nature.

Dear TNC

As Congress responds to COVID-19, I urge you to invest in our economy in ways that also protect nature. Creating jobs is essential to spurring economic growth, and nature has a role to play in our country's recovery.

Protecting our public lands has a track record of boosting local economies while safeguarding vital natural areas. Conserved natural lands and waters help spur jobs and small businesses and help keep communities healthy. The outdoor recreation economy contributes $887 billion in consumer spending annually and creates 7.62 million jobs. And, supporting jobs to make our iconic public lands safe and accessible will ensure that they are there for us when we're able to get back outdoors safely again.

Likewise, clean energy investments create jobs, economic development and savings for all citizens.

Please support investments in public lands (such as the Great American Outdoors Act), clean energy, and resilient infrastructure in upcoming federal relief to the COVID-19 crisis. This approach will provide jobs and strengthen our economy in ways that keep the air we breathe, the water we drink and the natural world we rely on safe.

Sincerely,