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TELL YOUR LEGislators you Support INCREASED FUNDING for WWRP and Washington’s Great Outdoors

Right now, the Washington State Legislature is in the midst of important budget negotiations, the outcome of which will impact the future of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), the state’s largest public funding source for outdoor community projects.

Increased funding for the WWRP is more important than ever, as more people move to Washington and our parks and trails are more crowded.

That’s why we need you to tell your legislator to fund vital outdoor recreation and conservation projects in your community!

SAMPLE MESSAGE FOR MEMBERS

Dear Senator/Representative [Last Name]:

I’m reaching out today to urge you to increase funding for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP) in the 2019-21 Capital Budget. The proposed Senate budget includes $90 million in funding for the WWRP, while the House budget includes $80 million. 

I respectfully urge you to adopt the Senate level or even consider increasing WWRP funding beyond $90 million in order to meet the outdoor recreation and environmental demands of your constituents. Many critical community priorities—like local parks, trails, and wildlife habitat—will not be realized without increased funding.

As an outdoor enthusiast, the WWRP is important to me and my community. I urge you to tell the Capital Budget-writer for your caucus that you want funding for projects in your district and at least $90 million in funding for the WWRP.  

Thank you for your support.

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Let Your Elected Officials Know You Support WWRP

Your legislators need to hear from you about why the outdoors matter and the importance of protecting our natural heritage.

Never met with a legislator before? Don’t worry, we will make sure you have everything you need!

Get it touch with the Coalition for assistance with talking points, draft letters and contact information for your legislators.

Don’t know who your elected representatives are? Simply visit Access Washington’s District Finder and enter your address to find your state legislators and Members of Congress.