Land and Water Conservation Fund

Environmental advocates say time is running out to save a federal fund that helps improve local parks, pools, and playgrounds. 

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Bret Ruby trudges up a slight rise at the Hopeton Earthworks, one of six sites that make up the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. Ruby serves as Hopewell’s archaeologist, and he wears the dark green uniform and flat brimmed hat of the National Park Service.

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Ohio environmental leaders are among those in Washington pushing Congress to renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a 50-year-old program that's sent hundreds of millions of dollars to national parks and forests in Ohio around the U.S.