Expanding economic opportunities for Skamania County
I'm sending this message to update you on my effort to expand economic opportunities in Skamania County.
A bill I've introduced — called the Wind River Administrative Site Conveyance Act — recently received a congressional hearing. This bill would transfer ownership of 23 acres of the former Wind River Nursery from the U.S. Forest Service to Skamania County. This land has tremendous potential for the county to pursue economic, job-supporting opportunities.
To listen to my testimony in front of the congressional committee, click here or on the video below.
This bill is important for Skamania County and its ability to provide revenue to fund roads, schools, police, and fire protection. Since more than 97% of the county is restricted from any type of commercial use, allowing the county to develop the former Wind River Nursery into new recreational, historical, and business opportunities will draw in tourism and additional revenue for the county.
With the land conveyance being supported by both Skamania County AND the U.S. Forest Service, this will provide a win-win solution and substantially benefit the citizens of Skamania County.
If you'd like to learn more about this piece of legislation, click here. If you have any questions or comments for me, please click here to send me a direct message. If you'd like to receive further updates on my work in Congress for Southwest Washington, click here.
As always, please let me know how I can assist you.