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Despite challenges, a triumph for the environment in D.C.

Each year around this time, I dust off my lobbying shoes and head down to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the environment. I make appointments with legislators and their staff to talk about conservation programs in the federal budget and the importance of certain tax incentives for land protection. Sometimes my visits coincide with national efforts by the Land Trust Alliance on its advocacy days, and I usually represent the Highlands Coalition when I am in D.C., as well as my employer, the Housatonic Valley Association. 

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