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Advocates push Legislature to fund East Fork Lewis River work

House has project in its capital budget, but Senate doesn’t

By Shari Phiel, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 30, 2023, 6:02am
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Aerial view of the area of the East Fork of the Lewis River near the old gravel pit west of Daybreak Park and east of Mason Creek.
Aerial view of the area of the East Fork of the Lewis River near the old gravel pit west of Daybreak Park and east of Mason Creek. (The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

The outcome of capital budget negotiations between the state House and Senate over the next month will determine whether a proposed habitat restoration project along the Lewis River is left high and dry or ready to move forward.

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership announced in September it was ready to proceed with its East Fork Lewis River project after receiving a $7.74

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