The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is one of the largest federal outdoor recreation providers in the nation, managing nearly 257,000 facilities in 43 states. Under existing law, local Corps managers cannot retain recreation fee revenues collected onsite, an authority afforded to the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Parks Service. Army Corps retention fee authorization is critical, as the agency is among the nation’s leading providers of public recreation access, including recreational boating and fishing, across the country.
We urge you to sign a letter to your members of congress to co-sponsor this important legislation.
This bipartisan bill would improve outdoor recreation facilities in Corps-managed areas, provide new opportunities for public-private investments, and give local districts more flexibility to reinvest their resources.
Fill out the form below to submit a letter to your members of Congress.