Thank You Greenway Delegation
Expressing thanks and encouragement to mark the 2016 Senate committee hearing for the Greenway National Heritage Area legislation
Thanks to the efforts of our congressional delegation, the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act has taken a crucial legislative step forward with a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Let our Senators and Congressmen know, by signing the letter below, that you appreciate their continued work on this bill and want to see it enacted into law by the end of this session.
Dear Senators Cantwell and Murray, Congressmen Reichert and Smith,
As we celebrate the milestone of a Senate hearing for S. 1690, we want to thank you for your persistent efforts to advance the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act. The Greenway is a special place in Washington State, and your continued work can ensure that its spectacular scenery and world-class recreation opportunities remain for future generations.
The community is behind you. This effort to make the Greenway official has garnered a broad spectrum of supporters from all political leanings and professions. From large technology companies who need to attract top talent to the region, to small gear manufacturers that benefit from outdoor recreation, all see the clear economic benefits of maintaining accessible trails in the nearby mountains. Elected officials, city council members, and state legislators alike, appreciate the efforts to collaboratively work toward healthier communities. Environmental organizations focus on the Greenway because conserving connected habitat in this corridor is essential to the health of wildlife populations throughout the Cascade Mountains. The thousands of community members who love this place thank you for continuing to advance the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act.
There is certainly more work to be done and we are thrilled to have such strong champions in our delegation. We ask you to continue advancing this legislation through the next steps in the Senate and the House of Representatives.