February 18, 2011
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition issued a statement applauding Rep. Dave Reichert for his support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Excerpt: “We thank Rep. Reichert for breaking with his party on a very close vote to stand up for his constituents on an issue of great importance,” said Joanna Grist, executive director of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition. “The amendment to the continuing resolution would have eliminated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a revenue source for preserving national parks and open spaces. The shortsighted proposal zeroed out funding for the LWCF, including $900,000 for Mount Rainier National Park, an icon to residents of this state.”