The Washington chapter of BHA stands up for access to public waterways by opposing a state zombie-bill (SB 5613), which would allow private landowners to shutdown public access on county roads that terminate at public waters. This bad water-access bill would reverse the current language of the law which states that "No county shall vacate a county road or part thereof which abuts on a body of salt or freshwater."
Passage of this bill would set a dangerous precedent, allowing a single landowner to petition to close public access to the shore. In this case, the Lewis River where families swim, fish, boat, and recreate as they have for 90 years from this public county road end. Take action today, contact your legislator and let them know that you will not accept this renewed attack on public access in our state!