KRC was honored to be a signatory to a letter to United States Senators and Representatives highlighting water quality concerns and priorities of conservation organizations regarding the comprehensive water resources legislation pending before Congress. The letter highlights several provisions we support that would help address the pressing need for additional wastewater and stormwater infrastructure funding and make federal funding easier for frontline communities to access and leverage.
Additionally, there are several important provisions that incentivize and advance the use of natural infrastructure in both the House and Senate WRDA (Water Resources Development Act)
bills. Natural infrastructure – healthy rivers, floodplains, wetlands, and shorelines – is a vital tool to reduce flood and storm damages, protect water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat all while creating quality job opportunities across the nation.