EVERY EMAIL MATTERS. WE JUST NEED 10 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME NOW.
Six million dollars has already been raised through grants thanks to people like you supporting our cause. State legislature is seriously considering millions more in funding for grant programs that would support the acquisition of the Wayne Golf Course land.
Right now we have $1m outlined in the Senate Capital Budget, but there is a risk that no Capital Budget passes this year. We are counting on the $1m to make the final purchase affordable for the city.
It’s a critical time for the house and senate chairs to hear how important this is to our communities! They need to understand that the public cares about this land and they should support funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account, and the Floodplains by Design program at high enough levels to fund the Wayne/Sammamish Regional Park grant proposals. In addition to these competitive grants, Sen. Palumbo has proposed local and community projects funding for the acquisition. The legislature is scheduled to complete work on the budget by July 1st so they need to hear from us now.
While you can send a letter or call your state official, email is the fastest way to connect.
STEP 1: OPEN A NEW EMAIL AND ENTER THE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF LEGISLATORS:
Add the following email addresses to your To… line:
These are the people leading the Capital Budget:
Then please add the representatives from your district. If you don’t know your district, you can easily find it using this web page.
In the 1st Legislative District (most of Bothell, parts of Kirkland, and much of south-central Snohomish County):
In the 45th LD (Woodinville, parts of Kirkland and Redmond, Duvall):
In the 46th LD (Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, northeastern Seattle):
STEP 2: COMPOSE YOUR EMAIL:
Here is a simple email example for you to consider. It’s just a guideline to get you started. You are encouraged to customize your email as you feel is appropriate.
Support for OneBothell and the Wayne Sammamish Regional Park grant proposals.
I’m a resident of insert your home city. I am writing to ask for your support for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account, and the Floodplains by Design program at high enough levels to fund the Wayne/Sammamish Regional Park Grant proposals for the Wayne Golf Course land in Bothell, WA.
We need your support in the Capital Budget so we can acquire this precious land for recreation, education, and conservation. We need to take action to fund projects like the Wayne Golf Course to improve salmon populations and the overall health of our rivers as well as provide a much-needed park for the booming population of Bothell and surrounding areas.
Please work to increase funding so we can start the restoration process and create an iconic park on the river for the public.
Optionally insert an additional paragraph about why the Wayne Golf Course land is important to you. If you need help, you can find some ideas here: Our Mission
Your name here.
There are many reasons why you might want to support our cause. You don’t need to outline them all. You could focus on two or three points that resonate the most with you in your email.
STEP 3: HIT SEND:
Send the email to your legislators!
If email isn’t something you’re comfortable with you can always phone your legislators and let them know how important this is. You can find their phone number by using this web page and clicking on their name.
Thanks for your time. With your help, we can protect this precious open space from development, so it can become the site of a recreation and restoration project that will contribute to the recovery of endangered species.
Thanks for telling legislators what you think is in the best interest of the state of Washington. OneBothell consists of volunteers from the community. Even a small amount of your time is appreciated. To learn about the different ways you can help click the button belowSupport us
Thanks for everyone at OneBothell.org