August 23, 2018
KING5 reports on the reauthorization of LWCF in an interview with the Coalition’s own Executive Director Christine Mahler.
Excerpt: “This park is a community gathering place,” said Christine Mahler, Executive Director of the Washington Wildlife Recreation Coalition. She has been lobbying Congress to preserve the program.
The City of Seattle has filed for $720,000 in grant money, hoping to use the funds to rebuild playfields and create more outdoor space for the people who live nearby.
“If Congress does not renew this program, preferably permanently, that grant will not happen. This park will not happen without this grant,” Mahler said. The LWCF is currently slated to expire on September 30.