August 4, 2014
Alpine Lakes Expansion
Last year I travelled to Washington D.C. to testify on behalf of H.R. 361, legislation sponsored by Congressman Dave Reichert that would expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. I am pleased to report that last week this legislation cleared an important hurdle when it was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee with a favorable recommendation.
I have been proud to partner with Congressman Reichert since 2007 to help preserve this area for recreation and habitat.
Although the legislation has passed favorably out of Committee, there are still several steps left and work to be done, but this designation is now one step closer to reality. I will continue to be a vocal supporter until its ultimate adoption.
National Night Out August 5
Join nearly 40 million people and 16,000 communities nationwide to celebrate 31 years of National Night Out. NNO is designed to: Strengthen community spirit and partnerships with local policing agencies; Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs.
To find events in throughout King County District 9 I've included some links below or for more information visit http://www.natw.org.
National Night Out local events
Come join members of the Black Diamond Police Department and other local officials for a National Night Out events. Events are being planned throughout Black Diamond. For more information contact Sgt. Brian Lynch of the Black Diamond PD. He can be reached as 253-261-9608 or by email at BLynch@ci.blackdiamond.wa.us.
Contact Police Chief Kevin Klason at (253) 480-2430 or email him at Kevin.Klason@KingCounty.gov to attend and get involved in National Night Out events.
Unincorporated Areas National Night Out Information
King County Sheriff's Deputies will be out dropping by neighborhood NNO events in their work areas.
National Night Out "Big Block" Party 2014 August 5th from 6 to 8 pm at Brairwood Elementary Playground, 17020 SE 134th St. Renton, WA. 98059. Talk to block watch groups, Sheriff's department personnel, Fire Department, and visit a King County Library van to go. Bouncy House and Obstacle Course for the kids. Free food, drinks. Contact Council@FourCreeks.org with questions.
Maple Hills – East Renton Highlands
Maple Hills Estates welcomes local neighbors to come celebrate the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) event on Aug. 5, 2014 at the Maple Hills Park from 5 to 7pm. The park is located at 15256 204th Avenue Southeast, East Renton Highlands, WA 98059. Contact Matt for more information. 425-572-0510 or email@example.com.