Hearing today on HB 1661:  Conserving and restoring kelp forests and eelgrass meadows in Washington state.

If you want to participate or weigh in with written comments, now is the time.

https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1661&Year=2021&Initiative=false

·         Directs DNR to develop a kelp forest and eelgrass health and conservation plan, which the agency should do with Tribal Nations and other agencies like WDFW.

·         Kelp forests and eelgrass meadows provide important habitat for juvenile salmon and other aquatic species.

2 Responses

  1. Al, I don’t see a link for public comments to the commission or legislators regarding this kelp bill.

    • Bob all that is on the legislative website. I guess I assume that people are familiar with going to that and logging in and tracking these bills. I’ll post something tomorrow that clarifies how to do that

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