It Pays to Invest in Open Spaces

July 14, 2006

Read an editorial by The Olympian in support of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition’s request to double funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

Excerpt: “If the full $100 million is approved by the Legislature, Thurston County is scheduled to receive $8.9 million. The largest chunk would go to the Bald Hills natural resources conservation area to purchase more than 1,200 acres. Other funds would go to the Woodard Bay project to preserve urban wildlife habitat. Olympia’s West Bay Park plan would get money, as would Millersylvania State Park, the McLane Creek Nature Trail and the city of Lacey’s Woodland Trail development project.

Legislators need to look at this $100 million request for what it is – an important investment in the future.”

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