A Short-term Victory for Parks, Public Lands

December 22, 2015

With the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, improvements to the Pacific Crest Trail and Olympic National Park are just a few of the proposed projects in Washington.

Excerpt: “In Washington state the program can now distribute nearly $10 million in funding that will fill in gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail to improve safety and public access; protect working forests near Mount St. Helens; protect watershed along the Yakima River to ensure clean water for farms, fisheries and communities; acquire property to protect fisheries and water quality near Lake Quinault in the Olympic National Park; and purchase 165 acres of historic farmland at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island.”

Read the complete story in the Everett Herald.