Conservancy Applauds Murray Budget Resolution

Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Budget Resolution shows strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Seattle, WA | March 14, 2013

“Sen. Murray has demonstrated visionary leadership for Washington and for our country with her strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Budget Resolution she introduced today,” said Mike Stevens, Washington state director for The Nature Conservancy. “We applaud Sen. Murray for her dedication to this program that not only protects our parks and open spaces but also brings clear economic benefits to our state.”

(According to a 2013 study by the Outdoor Industry Association, active outdoor recreation in Washington State, such as hiking, camping, boating, fishing and hunting, generates $22.5 billion annually in retail sales and services, supports 226,000 direct jobs, and generates $1.6 billion in state and local tax revenue.)

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Contact information

Robin Stanton
The Nature Conservancy in Washington
206-343-4345, ext. 338 (office)
425-478-5641 (cell)


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