View Full Version : Good news, thought I'd share

04-02-2008, 01:10 PM
Sometimes I need to hear good news to help keep me going, so here is an example..


Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Attention Recreationists!

Tod Petersen, Vice President of Northwest Motorcycle Association (NMA), just forwarded us some great news. The Washington State Governor has vetoed the anti-trail building language in budget bill ESHB2765 (see veto language below). A big thank you goes out to NMA for all their hard work on this issue.

We also want to thank Nicholas Haris, Western States Representative for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), and the Washington Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA) for their work as well.

Thanks in advance for your involvement,
Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102

Section 3040, pages 75-76, Department of Natural Resources, Recreation Capital Renovations
This proviso would - with a number of exceptions - prohibit the Department of Natural Resources from constructing or expanding facilities or trails for off-road recreation vehicles on state land until after June 30, 2009. I am vetoing this proviso because the Department of Natural Resources' planning process includes public input and considers all users and uses for recreation on state-managed lands. In keeping with Substitute House Bill 2472 that I signed, the Department of Natural Resources will also convene a workgroup to improve recreation on state-managed lands and promote safe, sustainable recreation. I will appoint a representative from my office to participate in this collaborative effort and am confident the group will examine funding mechanisms, liability, and site-specific planning issues.

04-02-2008, 02:29 PM
Cool, a veto will work.