— from Ingrid Stegemoeller —
Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today recognized the two-year anniversary of the San Juan Islands National Monument designation by applauding the hard work of the community and the partnerships that made the monument a reality, as well as noting the importance of conserving lands and waters.
“The San Juan Islands community worked hard to protect the nearly 1,000 acres that make up the monument. Now residents are working hard to carry out the designation, protecting the area’s plant and wildlife diversity and making sure the land is available for current and future generations to enjoy.
“Residents of the San Juan Islands understand the importance of the environment in which they live. I am working to protect Washington state’s environment, including preserving lands like the San Juan National Monument and the waters of Illabot Creek in Skagit County. These successes are great examples of what we can accomplish when we build consensus and work in the same direction,” Larsen said.