URGENT! BIKE FUNDING FOR YOUR COMMUNITY IS UNDER ATTACK
During recent negotiations on a new transportation bill, the House of Representatives proposed drastic cuts that would hurt bicycling. Their plan would allow states to take federal transportation funds that make roads safer for bicycling and divert them to other uses, without any input from communities like yours.
This means local communities could miss out on the important benefits of bicycling, like reduced road congestion, increased safety, and lower health care costs. It could hurt your bike riding experience, too.
This House initiative threatens to scrap 20 years of steady Congressional support for modest, cost-effective investments that make bicycling a safe transportation choice for Americans. It is a bad idea that must be stopped.
Please contact your two U.S. Senators and one U.S. Representative today. (You can find your representatives, review basic suggested text for your email, and send your note directly from this link above.) Urge them to back the Senate’s sensible proposal (learn more here) to assure the participation of local government leaders in key transportation decisions about bicycling.
TAKE ACTION TODAY!
This is a call for volunteers with (and without) building experience.
The Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park, with a grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation, is planning to construct a 16′ X 24′ warming hut this summer for snowshoers and backcountry skiers and we need volunteers who can help. While no experience is necessary, we are especially in need of an experienced builder to assist with directing the project so that it gets done according to the engineered specifications. We expect to start in late July or early August and want to finish before the end of October. The site will be across from the picnic area and vault toilet at the intersection of the Lower Kit Carson Loop Road and Trail 110. It is a quarter mile from the main road and accessible by vehicle, but there is no power at the site. Brad McQuarrie, General Mgr for the Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, is putting together the building materials list and will also be available to help guide the work.
Please let me know if you can help, and please spread the word regarding this very exciting project. Thanks!
Cris Currie, President
Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park
A 501(c)(3) Organization
PS: We will also need a Washington certified wood stove for the hut, so if you have any leads on where we might get a discounted new or used one, let me know.
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