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May 10 2022

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter in Support of Responsible Access to North Fork Nooksack River

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter in Support of Responsible Access to North Fork Nooksack River

On April 27, Washington Wild sent a letter undersigned by 27 conservation, recreation, wildlife organizations, and businesses to the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The letter supports funding for an access site in the North Fork Nooksack River that will promote safe and responsible recreation, enhance ecological restoration, and benefit local economic prosperity. […]

Apr 8 2022
Mar 25 2022

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Requesting Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Requesting Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails

On March 16, Washington Wild sent a letter to Senator Patty Murray requesting additional funding be allocated to the recently reinstated Legacy Roads and Trails program to jumpstart the backlog of repairs and improvements needed for watershed protection. The letter—undersigned by 183 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, elected officials, and local businesses— expresses gratitude for […]

Nov 15 2021

Legacy Roads and Trails Act Signed into Law as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Legacy Roads and Trails Act Signed into Law as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

On November 15, President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Included in the bill was the Legacy Roads and Trails Act (LRT), which was introduced on Earth Day by U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Mike Simpson (ID-02), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06). The bill leverages public and private funding to address water quality and access […]

Apr 1 2021

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Calling for the Legacy Roads and Trails Program to be Reinstated

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Calling for the Legacy Roads and Trails Program to be Reinstated

Today, Washington Wild sent a letter undersigned by 101 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, elected officials, and local businesses to Senator Patty Murray urging that the U.S. Forest Service’s Legacy Roads and Trails program be reinstated. The Legacy Roads and Trails program is a national program that has benefitted visitors to national forests and improved […]

Sep 14 2020

WA Wild Submits Letter Supporting Blanca Lake/Heybrook Ridge Improvements

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
WA Wild Submits Letter Supporting Blanca Lake/Heybrook Ridge Improvements

On August 31st, Washington Wild submitted a letter to Skykomish Ranger District with 19 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations strongly support the Blanca Lake Trail relocation and the construction of the Heybrook Ridge Connecting Trail. Both of these projects would maintain and enhance recreational access for residents of Index, Gold Bar, and Skykomish as well […]

Aug 4 2020

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

Today, the President signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. This is one of the most important pieces of conservation legislation in recent memory. Not only does it permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but it supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and funds vital maintenance for our public lands. The Great […]

Jul 22 2020

Great American Outdoors Act Passes Congress, Heads to White House

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
Great American Outdoors Act Passes Congress, Heads to White House

Today, the House passed the Great American Outdoors Act with a vote of 310 to 107. The legislation will provide billions in funding for parks, green spaces, and public lands and waters. The Senate already passed the bill back in June. Now, it head’s to the President’s desk to become law. The Great American Outdoors […]

Jul 22 2020

Washington Wild coordinates letter in support of Mt. Washington acquisition

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild coordinates letter in support of Mt. Washington acquisition

Today, Washington Wild submitted a letter to the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to support Washington State Parks’ acquisition of the Mt. Washington Trail property, an inholding in the Olallie State Park in the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. Represented in the 26 signers were conservation organizations, local businesses, recreation groups, and […]

Jun 29 2020