REQUEST FOR TESTIMONY ON FY2023 APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM

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Deadline to Submit Written Testimony is March 10, 2022

According to NWRA it is very important that we show the committee how much Friends Groups and members care about funding for the Refuge System. All of you have refuges that are understaffed and under maintained and desperately in need of funding. It is critical that we get a huge increase for the Refuge System this year. This is why we are asking for $712 million for the next fiscal year.

For more information and instructions on submitting your testimony go to the National Wildlife Refuge Association,

This is also the time for hatchery groups to submit testimony.

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National Wildlife Refuge Association’s Legislative Chat

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On September 22nd, Caroline Brouwer, VP of Government Affairs, discussed the major legislation on Capitol Hill, from reconciliation to infrastructure to appropriations, with an explanation of how these bills will impact Refuge Friends and national wildlife refuges. below are links to the recording and slides from the webinar.

Caroline thanks for the updates.

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Action Alert from the National Wildlife Refuge Association

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yellow flowers on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge by Lisa Hupp

The House Interior Appropriations Committee has passed their bill out of committee, and the numbers are great for national wildlife refuges, but we are still waiting on the Senate to follow through with their bill. What advocates for wildlife and the Refuge System want is for Congress to pass a full package that includes $600 million in funding for Operations and Maintenance for the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Take action today and ask your Senators and Representative to support a full-year funding package that includes $600 million for the Operations and Maintenance Fund of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Visit the NWRA Action Center

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