Our View: Public Property Should Be a Budget Priority

July 26, 2007

Read an editorial by The Olympian urging the state Senate to follow the House’s lead and include $100 million in their budget for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

Excerpt: “The House capital budget unveiled a week ago includes $100 million for the purchase of property for parks and habitat for fish and wildlife. Let’s hope the state Senate hits the $100 million mark when it releases its budget proposal this week.

In a state that is seeing a steady influx of new residents, one of the greatest gifts to leave future generations is a healthy recreation and wildlife environment.”

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