Read an editorial by The Olympian in support of $100 million in funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. The editorial makes the case for funding wildlife and recreation projects even in a tough economy.
Excerpt: “President-elect Barack Obama and Gov. Gregoire both have talked about an economic stimulus package to get the state and nation out of its recession and moving again. Many recreation and wildlife habitat projects are “shovel ready,” meaning they are ready to go if the funding is provided. Legislators should give serious consideration to the coalition’s $100 million request, not just to protect habitat and increase recreation opportunities, but as a jobs program to get people working and money flowing through the economy.”