Yelm's Proclamation: Nisqually Land Trust Day -
Interestingly, the Yelm City Council issued a Proclamation at their 6pm meeting for Nisqually Land Trust Day on Tuesday, September 23, when the day was almost concluded, hmmm.
While nice and long overdue, how could the public celebrate this Proclamation of and on September 23, without any advanced notification?
From the Yelm City Council's Agenda:
"WHEREAS, we live alongside the beautiful Nisqually River, one of Washington State’s wildest and best protected rivers; and
WHEREAS, the Nisqually River has provided us with recreation, reflection and sustenance while carrying the melting snow and ice of Mount Rainier to the Puget Sound; and
WHEREAS, the clean, cold waters of the Nisqually River provide vital spawning ground for many species of fish including endangered steelhead and salmon; and
WHEREAS, the Nisqually Land Trust acquires and manages critical lands to permanently protect the water, wildlife, natural areas, and scenic vistas of the Nisqually River watershed; and
WHEREAS, the Land Trust has permanently protected more than 4,800 acres critical to maintaining the health of the river; and
WHEREAS, the Land Trust requires the combined efforts of hundreds of volunteers, dedicated staff and the cooperation of many agencies, businesses and private donors to achieve this level of success; and
WHEREAS, the Nisqually Land Trust is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, Ron Harding, Mayor of the City of Yelm do hereby proclaim,
September 23, 2014 as Nisqually Land Trust Day
and call upon the citizens of Yelm to recognize the many contributions of the Nisqually Land Trust and supporters over the past 25 years and their efforts to preserve the natural wonder that is the Nisqually River and surrounding area.
Signed this 23rdth day of September."
Nisqually Land Trust
Office Address: 100 Brown Farm Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98516
Mailing Address: 1420 Marvin Rd. NE, Ste. C PMB 243, Lacey, WA 98516
Office Telephone: 360-489-3400