URGENT: Yelm Prairie Line Trail Funding in Jeopardy!
From Yelm Prairie Line Trail:
Your help is needed NOW to save the funding for Phase 2 of the trail (to extend it from Yelm to Pierce County). Like many trails, this project relies on grant funding. The State budget item that provides such grants is called the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP). In the Legislature, the House budget includes $110 million for that program, however the Senate budget only includes $100 million for it. At the higher (House) amount, this grant request is almost fully funded. However, the Senate proposal would greatly reduce that award resulting in a huge funding gap that would likely delay trail development for years. Our region can’t wait — we need to stay on schedule and finish this trail!
Budget negotiations are currently underway and the last day of the legislative session is April 25th. Please, RIGHT NOW, contact your legislators — particularly your senator — and deliver the following messages:
-Senators: Match the House proposal of $110 million for WWRP
-Representatives: Hold firm on the House proposal of $110 million for WWRP
Feel free to tell them about the trail and what it will mean to you and the region. Info can be found here: https://bit.ly/2PX9kJ2
Legislator email addresses: https://app.leg.wa.gov/memberemail/
Find your district/legislators: https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/
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