Tell your legislators to support Community Forest funding!

Community Forests give local people a say in how they benefit from forests by participating in management decisions. This model provides community ownership and protection of forestland in a way that promotes good jobs, opportunities for recreation, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and climate resilience.

The Senate is considering a bi-partisan bill (SB 5873) to provide new funding for locally owned Community Forests.

Contact your legislators today to show your support for Community Forests around the state. We can provide local governments, Tribes, and non-profit organizations with the resources they need to protect locally important forestlands and the benefits that they provide.

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Hello, my name is _____ and I live in ______. 

I am calling to urge you to recognize the value of fully funding environmental programs. Environmental programs are a mere 1.9% of the state operating budget but these programs provide benefits to communities across the state through clean air, clean water, and thriving communities that make Washington a great place to live, work, and play.   

Specifically, I hope you will adopt a final budget that maintains funding for existing environmental programs and provide new funding for:

- Oil spill prevention (HB 1611)

- Reducing toxic pollution (HB 2182)

- The Clean Air Rule

- Puget Sound recovery

Thank you for all of your hard work during the 2017 legislative session and for considering my comments. I look forward to hearing from you, I can be reached at __(Phone Number)__.