Hearing in Olympia for Historic Vessels
Last week In Olympia, Senator Ken Jacobsen’s committee (Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Ocean & Recreation) had a hearing that included SB6185 that would create a new grant program for preservation projects on historic boats and vessels. The testimony went well and included CWB, Sound Experience, Grays Harbor Seaport and V5 and some folks from the state. Folks from Sandman, Pat Hartle and the Worthingtons came and registered their support even though they didn’t speak. The hope is that the bill will move out of committee this year and get passed such that the specific rules for the grant program can be developed this year, then we’d come back to the legislature next year for funding. It went even better than we’d hoped, but we’ll see what happens in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned!
-Betsy Davis, CWB Executive Director