Reichert Testifies that Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area Plays "Pivotal Role" in Washington

Jul 23, 2013

Washington, D.C. -- This morning, U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-8) had the opportunity to testify before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation in support of his legislation H.R. 361, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act. 

“I am honored to be able to carry on the bipartisan legacy of Washington legislators to preserve our rich, natural heritage,” said Reichert.  “I am grateful that King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn was here to join me today.  He and I both understand the pivotal role of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area in our state.  It is one of the most visited in the nation, providing a wealth of recreational opportunities and enjoyment to the people of Washington and visitors from around the country.  Passage of this legislation will bring increased prosperity to the region and to local businesses that reap the benefits of the tourism generated by this area.   It will also ensure our children and grandchildren will be able to appreciate and enjoy everything this area has to offer.”

To see Rep. Reichert’s full testimony, click here.