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    We need your help to tell lawmakers and decision makers that our nation’s heritage matters.

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The National Trust frequently turns to grassroots supporters to help effect change at the local, state, and federal level. This includes advocating for preservation funding, saving historic places, and influencing key legislation that protects our country’s heritage. From speaking up for Historic Tax Credits to advocating locally for places in your community, join us in protecting places that tell the story of America!

#FixOurParks: Deferred Maintenance at the National Park Service

After decades of underfunding, the National Park Service faces a deferred maintenance backlog estimated at nearly $12 billion, of which approximately 47 percent is attributed to historic assets. Join us in asking your Representative to cosponsor and support the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (H.R. 1225)—bipartisan legislation that will help address this backlog. Ask your members of Congress to cosponsor and support legislation that addresses the deferred maintenance backlog at national parks.

#HistoricTaxCredit: Strengthen the Federal Historic Tax Credit

The historic tax credit (HTC) has a proven track record of kickstarting job creation and attracting private investment, while preserving tangible links to our past. But with some strategic improvements, this vital program can do even more—specifically for smaller projects typically located in Main Streets and more rural areas. The Historic Tax Credit Growth & Opportunity Act would do just that. Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation in urging your lawmakers to support this important legislation!

#SaveLWCF: Land and Water Conservation Fund

Congress recently voted overwhelmingly to permanently authorize LWCF, but it continues to face severe underfunding. Join us now in urging Congress to ensure the LWCF program, a major funding source for preserving America’s heritage, is fully funded.

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act

The Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (H.R. 2181 / S. 1079) would prevent new oil and gas development on federal public lands within a roughly 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park, codify a longstanding practice of avoiding new leasing on federal lands in these sensitive areas.

America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2019
#11Most

The 2019 list includes a diverse mix of historic places across America facing a range of challenges and threats, from deferred maintenance to inappropriate development proposals to devastation wrought by natural disasters. Learn more about the list and what you can do to help.