Preservation of Outdoor Spaces Doesn't Come Cheap

July 14, 2005

Read an Op-Ed by Bob Shirley, president of the Washington State Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers, in support of Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) funding of fish and wildlife habitat.

Excerpt: “Rescuing, protecting and preserving our recreational areas are key to the vitality of our community and help to maintain our quality of life. Our communities have a responsibility to care for wildlife and outdoor recreation areas for our families and future generations.

Once concrete is poured, we cannot roll up the pavement and recreate a local beach, ballfield or habitat for fish and wildlife.”

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