To Keep It Alive

March 13, 2011

Read an editorial by the Wenatchee World urging legislators not to eliminate or alter the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

Excerpt: “Speaking of unpleasant realities, there is an enormously beneficial state effort called the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. In its 20-year life it has funded hundreds of projects — parks, trails, conservation — throughout the state. It is about to be cut off, dropped to zero or something not far above that. That is a shame.

In the current economic conditions this is mostly unavoidable, but it is possible to cut a program with the intent that in better times it can be brought back to useful life. In the alternative, you can grab what’s left of a program’s funding and give it to someone else, killing the good program while undermining the basic values that made it work.”

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