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Public Lands Annual Pass

State Parks, DNR, and DFW should coordinate on developing a Washington State Public Lands annual access pass (similar to the Federal annual pass and parking permit that provides access to federal lands, including National Parks and Refuges, and USFS lands). It’s much more convenient than getting an access pass for each individual public land owner. It could boost revenues for all participating agencies so they can better ...more »

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One permit=one agency

Train DNR staff to cover all aspects of Forest Practice Applications. These applications ($50) often have review by several agencies, esp. if they have stream issues. Sometimes 4 or 5 agencies (DNR, Tribe, WDFW, Ecology, local) spend time on one permit. Often a different WDFW permit is also required for the same operation. Instead of dragging out a handfull state employees, train the DNR to resolve the basic wildlife/fish ...more »

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Environmental and budget idea

Implement a user fee for any "to go" item at a grocery or restaurant of 5 to 10 cents per container. It would include any to go item ie. a hamburger box, piza box, chicken bucket, coffee cup, etc. The fees would not only reduce the amount of litter but help provide funding for litter control and a huge amount to the general fund. The fee should be collected at the register of the providing business, not at the supplier ...more »

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Create new JOBS

Create new JOBS By creating a state bond fund to start a new gold mine owned partly by the state and another bond fund to start hydrogen collection plants and fuel stations in the state of Washington and electerice car recharging stations. Under Washington state constitution the water is under our control and can be used for this.

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Green Roofs Everywhere!

Every government building should have a green roof - this will not only be a beautification project, but can also significantly cut down on energy usage. From the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_roof) entry: -Reduce heating (by adding mass and thermal resistance value) -Reduce heat loss and energy consumption in winter conditions. -Reduce cooling (by evaporative cooling) loads on a building by fifty to ...more »

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