We were thrilled to host Congresswoman DelBene and Senator Patty Murray in North Creek Forest this week. As the recipient of three Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants, it was an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate the impact this fund can have. We thank them both for their leadership on the effort to permanently reauthorize this program, for North Creek Forest, and projects like ours all over the country.
“The Land and Water Conservation Fund contains a set of unique tools that empower local communities to increase public access to open space, and conserve and restore forests. North Creek Forest is a perfect example of that,” Senator Murray said. “I consider one of the most important things a Senator can do is to help preserve our nation’s natural treasures for generations to come. I will keep fighting for permanent reauthorization of the fund, because we owe it to our grandchildren to leave them a healthier and stronger country than the one we inherited.” -- Senator Patty Murray
“We must not risk defunding environmental conservation projects, which is why Congress should reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund to preserve our natural resources for future generations,” DelBene said. “As someone who loves hiking and the outdoors, I know firsthand that the natural environment that surrounds us is what makes living in the Pacific Northwest so special. Places like North Creek Forest provide a safe and healthy place for our kids to have fun and learn about species diversity and the importance of conservation efforts.”
--Congresswoman Suzan DelBene
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