Patty Murray and Norm Dicks here to discuss Wild Olympics Wilderness Proposal

Today, Thursday, August 16th, 2012, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks (D, WA-06) will travel to the Olympic Peninsula to discuss the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2012, a compromise proposal developed after nearly three years of engagement with local citizens and business leaders. This legislation would protect several key forest areas and rivers while preserving local jobs and access to outdoor recreation opportunities. Senator Murray and Congressman Dicks will be joined by local representatives and the Chair of the Wild Olympics Campaign. Following the stop at Taylor Shellfish, Senator Murray and Congressman Dicks will tour sites in the proposal.

WHO: U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Congressman Norm Dicks
Steve Tharinger, State Representative, 24th LD
John Austin, Jefferson County Commissioner
Mike Doherty, Clallam County Commissioner
Connie Gallant, Chairwoman, Wild Olympics Campaign
Michelle Sandoval, Former Mayor of Port Townsend

WHAT: Senator Murray and Congressman Dicks will talk about their continued work protecting and preserving the Wild Olympics

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