Op-Ed: Conservation Helps Our Economy

June 2, 2012

Read an Op-Ed in the Wentachee World in support of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Excerpt: “One of the more effective tools for conservation and the economy is the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This lesser-known fund has outsized impacts on Washington parks and trails. Established in 1965, the LWCF is premised on a sensible and simple idea: a small percentage of fees paid by offshore oil and gas drilling companies — not taxpayer dollars — should be used to improve recreational opportunities and protect exceptional lands and waters for public use. This fund has helped protect places like Lake Wenatchee State Park, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and Wenatchee National Forest.”

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