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Access Fund Announces Multimillion Campaign to Save Endangered Climbing Areas
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7/23/2009
The Access Fund announces the launch of a new campaign to save endangered climbing areasthe Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign (AFLCC). The AFLCC is a multimillion-dollar revolving loan program designed to provide local climbing organizations and other agencies with the funds and expertise needed to act quickly to save threatened climbing areas.

Access Fund makes the outdoor community’s case for modernizing hardrock mining policy
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7/29/2009
Access Fund provided testimony for the July 14 legislative hearing on the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 on behalf of the Outdoor Alliance, a coalition of six national, member-based organizations devoted to conservation and stewardship of our nation’s public lands and waters through responsible human-powered outdoor recreation.

Big Rock Acquired for Conservation
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7/24/2009
Late last month the Spokane area conservation group Dishman Hills Natural Area Association (DHNAA) acquired the iconic Big Rock property located at the south end of the Dishman Hills.

Madrone Wall County Funds Preserved!
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7/14/2009
On July 21, the Clackamas County Parks Advisory Board voted unanimously to retain the budgeted $70,000 for phase one of the Madrone Wall park implementation. With only a little over a week available, the climbing community flooded County staff with appeals to reject a June 2009 County Parks proposal to re-allocate the $70,000 for an unrelated land purchase.

Update: New Access for North Area of McDowells
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7/20/2009
The AMC is pleased to report that the new Tom’s Thumb trail is now open and can be accessed from a temporary parking area in the general vicinity of Morrell's Parking Lot, where the permanent parking will eventually be located.


Access Fund Announces Second Round Grant Recipients for 2009
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7/16/2009
In the second round of the Climbing Preservation Grant Program for 2009, the Access Fund awarded over $12,000 to support local climbing activism and conservation of the climbing environment. During this second round of grants, the Access Fund is supporting five proposals, representing a wide array of projects from grassroots start-up, to trail work, climber education, and sanitation.

Access Fund Launches New Advocacy Tool
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7/15/2009
The Access Fund announced today the launch of a new online grassroots advocacy tool that makes it easier and faster for activists to help influence public policy that affects climbing access. The new technology enables supporters to quickly and easily respond to urgent action alerts online by sending a preformatted letter or customizing their own letter, which is then automatically sent to the correct decision makers.

Climbing Areas in California State Park Threatened - Take Action Now!
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6/30/2009
Immediate action is needed to help save climbing in California’s State Parks from drastic budget cuts that threaten closure! This is a live action alert for California. Please go to our Action Center to send a letter to your state representatives and urge them to support a budget that doesn’t deprive your State Park lands and its users!

Protect Access to Ralph Stover State Park, PA - Take Action Now
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6/30/2009
We need your help to convince PA legislators that they should prioritize access to valuable state public lands. This is a live action alert for Pennsylvania. Please visit our Action Center to send a letter to your representatives and urge them to support a budget that doesn’t deprive your state public lands and its users.

Access Fund Secures MOU with National Park Service
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6/24/2009
The Access Fund announces today that, after six years of collaborative negotiations, it has finalized and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Park Service (NPS), framing a cooperative relationship between climbers and NPS.

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