On Friday, the state house of representatives introduced their proposed capital and operating budgets, including significant investments in nature and people.
Several of The Nature Conservancy’s top priorities were funded in the house budget, including programs like Floodplains by Design which funds flood risk reduction and habitat protection projects and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, which creates parks, protects wildlife habitat and preserves working farms.
Take a look at the statement from our state director Mike Stevens about the proposed budget.
Now, all attention turns to the state Senate. Will they maintain funding for flood risk projects? Will they support coastal restoration? Will they protect working farms and ranches? We’ll find out in a matter of days.
You can make a difference by sending your legislator a note today.