Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell will host a town hall meeting Saturday in Anacortes to hear about the ongoing progress to conserve and protect the San Juan Islands.
This will be Salazar’s third visit to the area, taking part in the dialogue to learn how the department can be a better partner in supporting community-driven conservation efforts. That is a key component in President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative.
The proposed San Juan Islands National Conservation Area was identified as one of 18 backcountry areas the department highlighted as deserving protection by Congress as …