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Sen. Baldwin touts passage of Great American Outdoors ActSubmitted: 06/18/2020
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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dhagen@wjfw.com

Sen. Baldwin touts passage of Great American Outdoors Act
WISCONSIN - Senate approved the Great American Outdoors Act Wednesday. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) told WJFW this will make a big impact in Northern Wisconsin.

The bill serves as an infrastructure bill for public parks and extends permanently the Land and Water Conservation fund. Senator Baldwin says this will ensure preservation of Wisconsin traditions.

"We're a state that loves to hunt, we love to fish, we love to hike, we love to recreate in our outdoor treasures," said Baldwin. "So this allows us to take action."

Wisconsin has received more than $200 million in funding over the past five decades from the Land and Water Conservation fund protecting and providing public access to places like the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.




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