Local View: State Must Keep Investing in Outdoor Recreation

March 1, 2009

Read an Op-Ed by Val Ogden in the Vancouver Columbian in support of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) and urging increased funding for the program. She points out that Clark County would lose funding for two valuable projects with a lower appropriation for the program.

Excerpt: “Over the past 20 years, the WWRP program has protected nearly 1,000 parks and wilderness areas across the state, granting $620 million to communities in need. I have served on the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which oversees the administration of WWRP grants as well as on the coalition’s board. As your former state legislator, I am a firm supporter of the program because I have seen how it improves people’s lives.”

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