... by email comes a note from Rep. Dave Reichert's office that the House today passed... Reichert's Alpine Lakes Wilderness Legislation!
Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) today applauded the passage of his Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act (H.R. 1769), by the U.S. House of Representatives. Reichert’s proposal passed the House with strong bipartisan support, and marked a significant step toward securing a 22,000-acre expansion of the existing Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area to include important lower-elevation lands and complete watersheds, and the designation of both the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers as Wild and Scenic. [intro]