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Friday, July 13, 2012

King County Recognizes the Benefits of national parks

On July 9th the King County Council (WA) unanimously passed a proclamation declaring it Washington National Park Day throughout the county.  The proclamation was agreed to in order to bring attention to the potential budget cuts facing the national parks.

King County and metropolitan Seattle enjoy the unique benefit of being within a 90 minute drive of three iconic national parks (Mount Rainier, the North Cascades, and the Olympics).  Cuts to the national park service's budget could have detrimental impacts upon the greater Seattle economy, as well as the health and well being of King County residents.

I had the honor of testifying before the council about these cuts and am assisting Council Member Patterson in securing the passage of a national resolution when she attends next weeks National Association of Counties meeting in Pittsburgh.

All concerned citizens should contact their elected officials and ask them to eliminate these cuts!

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