Program Vital to Our Way of Life

July 29, 2006

Read an editorial by the Vancouver Columbian outlining the benefits of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program to Clark County as population and development increases.

Excerpt: “In its current saturated state, it would be difficult to imagine Clark County as a brown, barren wasteland. But as the population increases and development and home building boom across the land, the green face of Clark County begins to fade, and trees and foliage disappear at an alarming rate.

In October, Clark County commissioners set up a lands conservation office. Additional help is occurring on a statewide scale, with local benefits. It is the 15-year-old Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, and its “rally squad,” the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, co-chaired by former Govs. Dan Evans and Mike Lowry.”

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