Budget Has ‘Heart of the Cascades’ Beating Strongly

May 30, 2011

The $8 million, multi-year land acquisition project “Heart of the Cascades” was funded by the state Legislature this year, reports the Yakima Herald.

Excerpt: “The $2.75 million in WWRP funds that will go to the project will enable the WDFW to put toward the final purchase some $2.2 million in federal funds left over from a 2008 grant related to Endangered Species Act conservation funding. Had the WWRP money not come through in this budget cycle, that federal grant would have expired.”

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