Home | Menu | Sign Up | Donate | En Español

Good news for us, bad news for climate change.

Protecting our environment from the effects of climate change is one of my highest priorities in Congress. And today I am proud to announce new efforts to combat climate change right here in Washington's Second Congressional District, Hunter.

NOAA has recommended more than $37 million in spending to restore wildlife habitats throughout Northwest Washington, build climate resilience in underserved communities, and protect and restore tidal marsh in Padilla Bay.

These investments will include restoration of 1200 acres in South Whidbey Basin in the Puget Sound. This will restore the three biggest salmon producing rivers and nearly 70 percent of its remaining tidal wetlands. Additionally these restoration projects will increase fish habitats in tribal communities.

Work in Padilla Bay will help to restore and protect 74.5 acres of former and current tidal marsh. The investment in this area will help prevent flooding for roadways that are the only utility corridor for the Samish Island community.

These historic investments are a great step in the right direction. I am committed to improving our infrastructure, restoring our environment, and combating the growing risks of climate change.

Our coalition is about mobilizing grassroots supporters to keep up the fight for these critical climate change investments. Can you pitch in today and help us mobilize the grassroots to combat climate change and invest in our future?

More soon.


Posted on May 16, 2023.