Two Wild and Scenic River Bills Pass the Senate (WA)
Earlier today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray announced that legislation to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and federally designate both the Pratt and stretches of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers as Wild and Scenic has passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Senate Bill 112, The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act, was introduced by Senator Murray and cosponsored by Senator Cantwell (D-WA). It would expand the existing wilderness area by more than 22,000 acres to include important lower-elevation lands and watersheds. A companion House bill (H.R. 361) was introduced by Represenative Dave Reichert (WA-08) and is co-sponsored by Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jim McDermott (WA-07), and Adam Smith (WA-09).
Middle Fork Snoqualmie (WA)
AW has been working on resource stewardship along the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie in Washington and protecting this drainage for the incredible recreational opportunities it provides.