‘Heart of Cascades’ Project Threatened

April 25, 2011

Funding for the historic “Heart of the Cascades” project is threatened in the state budget. The House’s proposed budget included the money, the Senate’s just barely did, but the governor’s proposal did not.

Excerpt: “From the vantage point of those who seek to protect it from the sprawl of human development, the “Heart of the Cascades” is very much at risk.

At stake is the completion of an $8 million, three-year, multi-phase sale of 16 one-mile squares within this 6-by-6-mile block of checkerboarded private and federal ownership north and east of State Route 410, an area including such locally familiar destinations as Rock Creek, Bald Mountain, Canteen Flats, Cattle Camp Spring and Gold Creek.”

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