A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee acted “totally inappropriately” by eliminating funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, according to Dan Evans.
Excerpt: “The federal program has, in Evans’ words, been “a great partner” to this state’s Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, which Evans co-founded with former Democratic Gov. Mike Lowry. It has acted to protect key wildlife habitat and made possible such projects as popular Double Bluff Beach Park on Whidbey Island.
In contrast to Congress’ lower chamber in Washington, D.C., the Washington state Legislature voted last month to include $65 million for Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition-supported projects. The money will go to 86 programs, ranging from parks and ballfields to protection of critical wildlife habitat.”