The state budget shows, quite literally, what we value. We think a healthier, more resilient future for people and nature should be a top-tier item for Washington state, and have been urging the Legislature to protect the programs that clean our air and water, protect homes and businesses from flooding and wildfire, provide good jobs, restore habitat for fish and wildlife and make it possible for more people enjoy the outdoors safely.
In a time when many are struggling financially and expanding access to the outdoors has never felt more important, we’re joining with our friends in the Environmental Priorities Coalition to show how conservation works in many ways.
The Floodplains by Design partnership is a statewide effort to integrate the management of Washington’s rivers for multiple benefits: flood risk reduction, fish abundance, farming and more. Our new three-minute video features projects from across the state. Each unique initiative brings together sometimes-unlikely partners to approach complex problems in a holistic way, honoring Tribes’ generations of stewardship of these lands and waters and working to ensure the many stakeholders in each floodplain are able to play a part in its future.