MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Environment New Jersey used the Loantaka Brook Reservation as the backdrop when it recognized Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill for her efforts to gain funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) on Monday afternoon.

Sophia Hull of Environment NJ presented Sherrill, who represents both Chatham Township and Chatham Borough, with a certificate of commendation for her votes and advocacy for LWCF funds.

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill states her commitment to making the Land & Water Conservation Fund permanent

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Representative Sherrill is now co-sponsoring the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act ( H.R. 3195), which is currently being considered in Congress and would safeguard the money for these vital projects.

“New Jerseyans know protecting our open spaces and natural resources is a must because we live in the most densely populated state in the country," Sherrill said. "I'm co-sponsoring the bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund so we can preserve wildlife habitats and ensure Americans have access to quality outdoor recreation, including sites in our community like the Loantaka Brook Reservation and the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

"I am pushing House leadership to secure full funding for the LWCF in spending negotiations with the Senate so we can preserve New Jersey’s open spaces for generations to come.”