Every day, decisions are made at the local, state and national levels that affect the health and safety of the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe and the wildlife we cherish. Here in Washington, some of the most important decisions are made in Olympia each winter.
The Washington state legislative session is underway in Olympia. You can influence the decisions being made by speaking 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.
Here's a great place to start: The Nature Conservancy is supporting a capital budget appropriation to address our most challenging environmental threats, protect wildlife habitat and create local parks – all while providing jobs and improving Washington’s economy.
The package, called “Conservation Works,” is our chance to do real work to clean up Puget Sound, restore forests, and improve habitat for wildlife and recreation for us all.
TAKE ACTION: Visit our "Use Your Outside Voice" page where you will find more details -- plus an easy tool to help you contact your elected representatives in Olympia and ask them to support win-win projects for nature and people through the “Conservation Works” environmental priority. [And while you are there, sign the pledge to receive future updates and calls-to-action about important policy matters about nature.]
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 Conservancy urges the state to 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.
Remember: You can help the Conservancy work with government officials and partners to support public policies that protect our lands and waters and create a better Washington for nature and people. Learn what’s planned, what’s at stake and what you can do. Then spread the word to your friends and family in Washington, because nature needs all the voices it can get.
Contact us with any questions. And thank you for your willingness to speak up for nature and our quality of life in Washington.
updated March 5, 2013
March 05, 2013