Washington governor proposes $187 million for salmon recovery


January 6, 2022

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed investing $187 million in salmon recovery as part of his 2022 budget and policy proposals.

The legislation, if approved by lawmakers, also would set new standards for salmon habitat protection and conservation efforts.

Inslee said the legislation is the result of two years of discussions with tribes in the state. He announced his salmon proposals Dec. 14 at the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation’s Swadabs Park.

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