[Tweeters] Penny Koyama has a letter in today's Seattle Times

Ed Newbold ednewbold1 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 22 13:19:02 PDT 2022

Hi all,
Long time readers of Tweeters will recognize the name Penny Koyama.She has the lead and only letter in the print edition of the Seattle Times today, on the subject of Chris Reykdal's support changing the benefiary of money from logging on DNR land.
Here is Penny's letter:
Kudos to Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal for proposing that timber harvests be better managed and that sales money generated be directed to rural areas.

City people ourselves, we’ve traveled multiple times to all 39 counties for birding. It was heartbreaking to see an entire forested hillside near Cathlamet stripped clean for school construction, but equally heartbreaking to know that their high school hasn’t had extensive upgrade since the 1970s.
These rural areas, so much less populated than our urban areas and with lower property values, simply cannot raise the funds to keep their school modernized and safe. Directing timber-sales funds to the areas where they occur is simply logical and fair.
Thanks I love to see Tweeters getting involved in public issues as I think birders can have a different and valuable take on things.
Ed Newbold

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