Natural Resources and the Environment

U.S. House Approves Funding for Water Treatment Facilities in Carson and Washougal

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The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved a yearly spending plan which included two Southwest Washington community funding priorities Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler secured through her position on the House Appropriations Committee, including funding for the Carson Water Treatment Plant Rebuild and the Washougal Wastewater Treatment Plant Anoxic Selector Project. “Several…

Herrera Beutler Applauds Federal Funding for Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced she helped secure the inclusion of $5.96 million in federal funding for the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Community and Nature Center in the FY 23 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Earlier this year, Herrera Beutler pressed the U.S.…

Herrera Beutler Advances Federal Funding for Water Treatment Facilities in Carson and Washougal

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured key federal funding for water and wastewater treatment facilities in Carson and Washougal in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler advocated for the inclusion of these community-requested funding priorities in the FY23…

Herrera Beutler Effort to Establish Bear Ridge Community Forest to Bolster Community’s Water Supply Heads to President’s Desk to be Signed into Law

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $1.616 million in federal funding to help establish the City of Ilwaco’s Bear Ridge Community Forest project which would acquire 388 acres of forest within the Indian Creek watershed to establish a community forest surrounding the city’s water supply. The FY22 Appropriations bill included funding for this community-supported…

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler Effort to Protect Homes, Businesses from Flooding in Cowlitz County

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $918,000 in federal funds to conduct sediment monitoring of the Lower Cowlitz River to help protect Cowlitz County residents’ homes, businesses, and the surrounding communities from potentially devastating floods. This critical funding will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform operations and maintenance work,…

Herrera Beutler, Murray, Cantwell Press for Additional Funds to Restore Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Community Center

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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) pressing the agency to include funding in the fiscal year 2023 budget for the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Community and Nature Center. The lawmakers were successful in advocating for funding for the Wildlife Refuge, securing over $6…

Herrera Beutler Secures Funds to Establish Bear Ridge Community Forest in Pacific County

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today announced that she secured $1.616 million in federal funding for the City of Ilwaco’s Bear Ridge Community Forest project which would acquire 388 acres of forest within the Indian Creek watershed to establish a community forest surrounding the city’s water supply. The FY22 Energy and Water Subcommittee Appropriations bill included…

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Forest Health, Mitigate Wildfires

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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) helped introduce the Resilient Federal Forests Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the threat of wildfires. Through speeding up essential forest management projects by ending frivolous litigation, accelerating reviews for removing dangerous hazard trees, and giving the U.S. Forest Service the tools to restore watersheds and…

Herrera Beutler Presses U.S. Army Corps to Keep St. Helen’s Section Chief Position to Service Southwest Washington

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requesting upon the impending retirement of USACE’s St. Helen’s Section Chief Bob Thomas, who services Southwest Washington, that the position be filled to continue meeting the needs of Southwest Washington residents. In the letter to U.S. Army District Commander Colonel Alexander…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Secure Funding to Complete Ridgefield’s Gee Creek Trail

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation that the City of Ridgefield will be receiving a $1.2 million Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) grant to complete the north segment of the Gee Creek Trail, fully establishing and connecting existing segments of the Trail. In December of 2020, Herrera Beutler wrote to the…