National Affairs and Legislation

Delegates to the National Affairs and Legislation meeting in Washington, DC

Garden Club of America NAL and Conservation Committees

The National Affairs and Legislation Committee (NAL) was established as a committee of the Garden Club of America (GCA) in 1969. Its focus is to bring matters of national legislative importance to the attention of 200 GCA member clubs. Conservation and NAL Committee delegates meet annually in Washington, D.C. to review significant legislative proposals as articulated in the GCA Position Papers and support the GCA’s mission to “restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement .” During the Washington meetings, conservation and NAL club delegates meet with their respective state legislators to discuss the GCA Position Papers and legislative issues; attend conferences and lectures; and exchange ideas with 400 other delegates. The Conservation Committee publishes CONWATCH, a quarterly online newsletter that highlights timely national conservation and environmental issues.