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Lend your voice! You can speak up for the places you care about, and for the health and safety of the water you drink, the food you eat, the air you breathe and the wildlife you cherish.
The Nature Conservancy is the lead organization for the Environmental Priorities Coalition’s Conservation Works priority. This Priority promotes fiscally-responsible projects that benefit the entire state by protecting Puget Sound, reducing toxic runoff, expanding recreation opportunities and improving habitat and forest health. These projects will provide jobs while preserving the incredible natural resources that make our state a great place to live, work and raise a family.
For decades, Washingtonians have supported environmental protections that ensure we have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a high quality of life that attracts talent from around the world. As we move forward in our economic recovery, the state must commit capital funding to win-win projects that create local jobs now, improve the health of our environment, and make our communities more resilient to extreme weather, fire, habitat loss and other threats. The Nature Conservancy promotes fiscally-responsible projects that support local communities and preserve the incredible natural resources that make our state such a great place.
Specifically, the Conservation Works package includes projects that are ready to go and will create local jobs, protect Puget Sound, promote outdoor recreation, and make communities across the state more resilient to catastrophic forest fires, extreme weather and other threats.
- Protecting Puget Sound and other waterways by restoring habitat and reducing toxic stormwater runoff, which is the number-one water pollution problem in our state.
- Supporting the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, a proven, nationally-recognized grant program that ranks and funds projects in order to protect wildlife habitat, preserve working farms, and provide state and local parks to communities in every corner of Washington State.
- Advancing priority forest health projects that create jobs, make our forests more resilient to costly fires and disease, and improve forest habitat for wildlife.
The Environmental Priorities Coalition, which includes The Nature Conservancy, is supporting two additional priorities this legislative session: Clean Energy Solutions and Toxic-Free Kids and Families. You can get involved with any or all of these efforts through the Environmental Priorities Coalition (http://environmentalpriorities.org).
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