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New bill aims to ensure permanent funding for Northwest Straits Commission

Sen. Murray, Rep. Larsen advocate for tribal, county marine conservation efforts

Sen. Patty Murray walks with Swinomish Tribe Chair Steve Edwards (right) and Swinomish Vice Chair Alana Quintasket (left) during her visit to Lone Tree Point in August 2023. The senator was there to see several conservation and restoration projects the Swinomish Tribe is working on in partnership with the Northwest Straits Commission and the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Patty Murray)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
Legislation to permanently reauthorize the Northwest Straits Commission in Puget Sound was introduce
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