No Reason to Cut Funding for Outdoor Enhancement

March 17, 2009

Read an Op-Ed by Lee Fouts in the Tacoma News Tribune opposing a cut in funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP). He notes that if funding for the WWRP is cut, half of current Pierce County projects will not be funded.

Excerpt: “In these challenging economic times outdoor recreation becomes even more important. Washington families may not have money for vacations or a night at the movies, but they can always get out and spend time together in parks and on trails, along the beaches of Puget Sound, and in the wilderness, camping and hunting.

As an avid outdoorsman, I support the Coalition and the WWRP because I care deeply about protecting wildlife habitat so that my kids and future grandchildren will enjoy the same benefits I did when I was growing up. As a father, I see the WWRP as an investment in quality of life.”

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