Do not suspend the WA Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) as a budget solution. Rather, provide $100 million for WWRP capital grants for parks, trails, wildlife habitat and working farms. WWRP projects create jobs, generate revenue, support farmers, and provide recreational opportunities all across the State. Once open space and farmland is developed, it is lost forever. WWRP has proven to be effective and efficient ...more »
NOVA was setup as a deal where the state would put off-road gas taxes and ORV tabs into an account instead of refunding it to the user. Therefore, this system is totally self-funded, and should NEVER be used for another state agency (Parks currently).
1.5 million people depend on its funding for recreation around this state.