Rep. Denny Heck
Photo credit: Greg Nash
– “Congressman Denny Heck introduces the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act”
“To honor the life and legacy of an American champion for Native American treaty rights and environmental stewardship, today [May 13] Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.) introduced the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act.
If passed, H.R. 2270 would designate the wildlife refuge on the Nisqually River Delta as “The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.” The legislation also creates a National Historic Site at the location of the signing of the 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty, and requires the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to involve the Nisqually, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, and Squaxin Island Tribes in the development of educational materials for the National Historic Site,” quoting Rep. Heck’s Press Release.
– “U.S. Rep. Denny Heck Visits Jason’s Greenhouse”
“U.S. Congressman Denny Heck, D-Olympia, visited Jason’s Greenhouse in Yelm last week [Tuesday, May 12] to hear how owner Jason Witherow started and grew his business, and to hear his concerns and aspirations for the future.”
From Steve Wyble, Nisqually Valley News.
Rep. Denny Heck with then-Yelm Chamber Executive Director Casey Cochrane
and Yelm Chamber Board member Jason Witherow.
Photo credit: Steven Wyble, Nisqually Valley News.
Yet-to-be-revealed as to the reasons, Mr. Cochrane and the Yelm Chamber of Commerce parted ways a few days after this May 12th photo was taken.