Representatives from Spokane County, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Dishman Hills Conservancy, Inland Northwest Trails Coalition, and other groups met to discuss the benefits and support the authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Excerpt: “For the past 50 years, oil and gas companies involved in offshore drilling have paid into a fund that has provided protection for the basalt formations in Riverside State Park, playground equipment at Friendship Park and countless conservation projects nationwide.
The inaction of Congress to maintain the fund prompted real estate, conservation, and hunting and fishing groups this week to lobby U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The group met at the downtown Spokane offices of the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy.”
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