Protect Our Parks
We should be doing everything we can to protect places like Mount Rainier and the Olympics. But some members of Congress want to eliminate funding for our most successful conservation program.
Washington's natural treasures
Places like Mount Rainier National Park and Lake Quinault in the Olympics are some of the most amazing places in the country, and a big part of what makes living in Washington so great. They’re where we go to hike, camp and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. They’re treasured destinations and key parts of our natural heritage.
Mount Rainier, Olympics at risk
Yet instead of helping protect and preserve these places for future generations, some shortsighted leaders in Congress want to eliminate funding for our most successful open space program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. If they get their way, the program could even expire next year, a move that would leave our best places with less protection against pollution, logging and overdevelopment. These places deserve better. It’s up to us to protect them for our kids and future generations.
We can protect our parks
When Congress shut down our national parks last fall, millions of Americans raised their voices and forced Washington, D.C., to reopen them. It’s time to stand up for the places we love again—before we see more damage done to the most beautiful parts of our state.
Environment Washington is bringing people together to urge our senators to make preserving special places a top priority. By standing up to anti-environment members of Congress, our senators can leave a lasting legacy for Washington.
Together, we can win
If enough of us speak out, we can protect the best places in Washington by stopping Congress from slashing their funding.
Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Olympia and in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to protect the places we love.
For 50 years, we’ve relied on the Land and Water Conservation Fund to protect special places such as Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park. Now that program is under attack.
If certain members of Congress get their way, the program will expire next year, leaving Mount Rainier, the Olympics and other natural treasures at risk.
Thanks to support from people like you, Environment Washington gets results. Last year, we helped protect the San Juan Islands from logging and development by convincing the Obama administration to establish a national monument.